The Moral Self

The Moral Self

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MIT Press

This follow-up to The Moral Domain carries forward the exploration of new ways of modeling moral behavior. Whereas the first volume emphasized the work of Lawrence Kohlberg and the tradition of cognitive development,The Moral Self presents a paradigm that also incorporates noncognitive structures of selfhood. The concerns of the sixteen essays include the diversity of moral outlooks, the dynamics of creating a moral self, cognitive and noncognitive prerequisites of the psychological-development of autonomy and moral competence, and motivation and moral personality.

Contributors Part I, Conceptual Foundations: Harry Frankfurt, Amélie Oksenberg Rorty, Ernst Tugendhat, Ernest S. Wolf, Thomas WrenPart II, Building a New Paradigm: Augusto Blasi, Anne Colby, William Damon, Helen Haste, Mordecai Nisan, Gil G. Noam, Larry Nucci, John Lee Part III, Empirical Investigation: Monika Keller, Wolfgang Edelstein, Lothar Krappmann, Leo Montada, Gertrud Nunner-Winkler, Ervin Staub

This follow-up to The Moral Domain carries forward the exploration of new ways ofmodeling moral behavior.

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A follow up to The Moral Domain: Essays in the Ongoing Discussion between Philosophy and the Social Science (1990), this volume carries forward the effort to arrive at a useful psychological paradigm for moral behavior. The essays collected here address such questions as what it takes to be good, why ideals are necessary, the nature and development of moral motivation and of the moral self, and threats to moral selfhood and behavior from peers and other external forces. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993
ISBN: 9780585332017
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 400 pages) : illustrations


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