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[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / g. Consequentialism]

Full Idea

Adolescents tend to be much more gormless about consequences than they are about ideals.

Gist of Idea

Teenagers are often quite wise about ideals, but rather stupid about consequences


Rosalind Hursthouse (On Virtue Ethics [1999], Ch.2 n12)

Book Reference

Hursthouse,Rosalind: 'On Virtue Ethics' [OUP 2001], p.60

A Reaction

Very accurate, I'm afraid. But this cuts both ways. They seem to need education not in virtue, but simply in consequences.