Kristján Kristjánsson

Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics
Deputy Director, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues
Editor, Journal of Moral Education
School of Education
University of Birmingham

Latest posts

Have we lost the idea of a critical friend?

Posted on 27 July 2020 by Kristján Kristjánsson

I sometimes wonder, in the age of online and offline echochambers and Facebook friendship bubbles, whether we have lost the ancient idea of a critical friend. I am as guilty here as anyone. I mercilessly unfriend people on Facebook whose views I find abhorrent (or even mildly disturbing), rather than engaging with them critically. There
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