Mi querido amigo Tom Wren, filósofo y profesor de la Universidad de Loyola, en Chicago, me envía este trabajo como colaboración para el blog. Se titula Civic Virtue Is Not Enough, y es la ponencia que presentó en la Conferencia de la Association for Moral Education del 2006, la que se llevó a cabo en la University of Fribourg (Switzerland) del 5 al 7 de Julio.
Aquí está el texto:
Además de ser una persona amabilísima y encantadora, Tom es un académico de primer orden, y un excelente profesor. Copio su presentación de la página de Loyola University para los que no lo conozcan:
Thomas Wren is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago and Assistant Chair of the Philosophy Department. His doctorate in philosophy is from Northwestern University, and he has masters degrees in English literature and in education as well as in philosophy. He has taught at Loyola since 1966, and has been a visiting professor in California and elsewhere, as well as a faculty member at Loyola University’s Rome Center of Liberal Arts on several occasions.
His areas of special research interest are ethics, moral psychology, and the philosophy of education; recently, he has also become interested in the philosophy of literature, especially the moral dimension (broadly speaking) of literature. He has published numerous articles on these and related topics such as the philosophy of history and cross-cultural understanding. He has also written and edited several books, including Caring About Morality (Routledge and MIT Press, 1991), Promise-Giving and Treaty-Making (with P. Karavites; Brill, 1992), The Moral Self (MIT,1993), The Moral Domain (MIT, 1990), and Philosophy of Development (with W. van Haaften and M. Korthals; Kluwer). He is currently finishing a book on the philosophical foundations of multiculturalism.
Professor Wren has served on various departmental and university committees at Loyola and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Global Alliance for Africa; he is currently Vice-President of the Association for the Philosophy of Education.
Pueden encontrar más información y parte de su trabajo aquí: