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Vaclav Havel's moral state : a Kohlbergian approach

ContributorsOssipow, William
Published inThe making of democracy, Editors Allan P. & Skaloud J., p. 59-68
Presented at Geneva, November 30-December 1
PublisherPrague : Czech Political Science Association
Publication date1997
Abstract

What does it mean to be moral ? What does it mean to be a moral political man ? This contribution takes Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development as the analytical frame to answer these questions. Based on the writings of Vaclav Havel, political dissident and then first president of the postcommunist Tchecoslovakian Republic, our study displays how emblematic a moral man and political man Vaclav Havel has been.

Keywords
  • Vaclav Havel
  • Moral psychology
  • Lawrence Kohlberg
  • Stages of moral development
Citation (ISO format)
OSSIPOW, William. Vaclav Havel’s moral state : a Kohlbergian approach. In: The making of democracy. Geneva. Prague : Czech Political Science Association, 1997. p. 59–68.
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