An education in narratives

Shaun Gallagher

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I argue for a broad education in narratives as a way to address several problems found in moral psychology and social cognition. First, an education in narratives will address a common problem of narrowness or lack of diversity, shared by virtue ethics and the simulation theory of social cognition. Second, it also solves the ‘starting problem’ involved in the simulation approach. These discussions also relate directly to theories of empathy with special significance given to situational empathy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-609
JournalEducational Philosophy and Theory
Issue number6
Early online date27 Mar 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • narratives
  • simulation
  • empathy
  • diversity problem


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