Literature and practical wisdom: an experience with The Catcher in the Rye
Resumen: College years are a time to explore and define one¿s identity, which means that they are a time of quest, attempts, searching, and discovering. During those years, while students receive professional formation, they also have the opportunity to reflect on the values that are going to define their lives. That should be done in full freedom but that does not prevent the aid of a good guide. I propose reading literature in an academic context as an appropriate way of learning to deal with moral education. Through this paper I will go over the convenience of character education at University and the suitability to focus on practical wisdom. I will then consider the benefits of literature for this end, to finish by sharing my experience discussing Salinger¿s The Catcher in the Rye with students.