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Emotions: Non-moral and Moral

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Emotional Construction of Morals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199571543
eISBN:
9780191702075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571543.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There are reasons for thinking that moral ontology and moral judgements both involve emotions essentially. The nature of that involvement remains to be worked out, but there is an important hurdle to ... More


 Wonder and the Moral Emotions: The Genesis of Aesthetic Spirituality

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The emotion of wonder is among our genetically encoded programs for responding to unexpected features of the environment. Wonder is distinct from other emotions in its ability to foster receptivity, ... More


A Framework for the Psychology of Norms

Chandra Sekhar Sripada and Stephen Stich

in The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310139
eISBN:
9780199871209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Human social life is regulated by an extensive network of informal social rules and principles often called norms. This chapter offers an account of the psychological mechanisms and processes ... More


Moral Responsibility and Quality of Will

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter reorients Strawson's theory by emphasizing the role of the agent who is responsible rather than the role of those holding responsible. The three central ingredients in Strawson's ... More


Reforming Relationships: The Reconciliation Theory of Atonement

Linda Radzik

in Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 defends a Kantian version of a reconciliation theory of atonement for moral guilt. Reconciliation is a matter of repairing the relationships that constitute a moral community. A theory of ... More


Evolution of Moralitys 1

Edouard Machery and Ron Mallon

in The Moral Psychology Handbook

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582143
eISBN:
9780191594496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines whether morality really evolved, as many philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, and biologists claim. It distinguishes three possible versions of this claim and reviews ... More


Animals, Emotions, and Moral Behavior

Mark Rowlands

in Can Animals Be Moral?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199842001
eISBN:
9780199979844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842001.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter is an introduction to the basic thesis of the book: the possibility of moral action in animals. It explains precisely what this thesis is: animals can act for moral reasons, where these ... More


Philosophical Sentimentalism

Shaun Nichols

in Sentimental Rules: On the Natural Foundations of Moral Judgement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169348
eISBN:
9780199835041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169344.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to the influential sentimentalist tradition in moral philosophy, moral judgment is grounded in affective response. On Allan Gibbard’s prominent contemporary version of this view, he ... More


Moral Authority

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski

in Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199936472
eISBN:
9780199980697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936472.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter applies the arguments of previous chapters to the domain of moral belief. The chapter defends the existence of epistemic authority in the moral domain against objections from three ... More


The Gratitude of Exchange and the Gratitude of Caring: A Developmental-Interactionist Perspective of Moral Emotion

Ross Buck

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the difference between gratitude of exchange and gratitude of caring from a developmental-interactionist perspective of moral emotion. It suggests that complete treatments of ... More


The Further Geography of the Soul

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Explores the importance to our sense of self of moral commitment and moral ontology. A pivotal role is attributed to the moral emotions that connect us to moral values and ideals. These relate to our ... More


Changing One's Heart, Changing the Past: Repentance and Moral Transformation

Linda Radzik

in Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373660
eISBN:
9780199871971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373660.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The theories examined in this chapter suggest that atonement for moral wrongdoing consists in a transformation either of the wrongdoer or the wrongful action. The interest in transformation is most ... More


The Cultural-Developmental Theory of Moral Psychology: A New Synthesis

Lene Arnett Jensen

in Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195383430
eISBN:
9780199827176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383430.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

On the basis of both developmental and cultural findings from diverse research traditions, this chapter proposes a cultural-developmental approach to moral psychology. It introduces a concept termed ... More


Dirty Hands and Ordinary Life

Michael Stocker

in Plural and Conflicting Values

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240556
eISBN:
9780191598463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240554.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A dirty hands case is (1) justified, (2) obligatory or permissible, and (3) morally wrong. It is argued that dirty hands are conceptually unproblematic and that they are instances of ordinary ... More


Ajax Redeemed: The Moral Value of Shame

Krista K. Thomason

in Naked: The Dark Side of Shame and Moral Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190843274
eISBN:
9780190843304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843274.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that shame is a morally valuable emotion, but not in the traditional sense. It argues for a constitutive view of the moral value of shame. Determining an emotion’s moral value ... More


Emotion, reason, and virtue

PETER GOLDIE

in Emotion, Evolution, and Rationality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528975
eISBN:
9780191689604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528975.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter looks at the issue of the rationality of the emotions from a slightly different angle, focusing on the relationship between emotions and epistemic rationality. It observes that emotions ... More


Moral Psychology as Accountability

Brendan Dill and Stephen Darwall

in Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198717812
eISBN:
9780191787324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717812.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

On the basis of recent work in moral philosophy (Darwall 2006; 2013a; 2013b), this chapter hypothesizes that interpersonal accountability plays a foundational role in moral psychology. Drawing on a ... More


The Limits of Emotion

Joshua May

in Regard for Reason in the Moral Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198811572
eISBN:
9780191848452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811572.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Empirical research apparently suggests that emotions play an integral role in moral judgment. The evidence for sentimentalism is diverse, but it is rather weak and has generally been overblown. There ... More


Socially Extended Moral Deliberation about Risks: A Role for Emotions and Art

Sabine Roeser

in Socially Extended Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198801764
eISBN:
9780191840357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801764.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Current debates about risky technologies are frequently heated and end up in stalemates, due to the scientific and moral complexities of these risks. This chapter argues that emotions can make an ... More


How Altruistic by Nature?

Dennis L. Krebs

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter I distinguish between two basic forms of altruism, which I call biological and psychological altruism, and explain how dispositions to emit each type evolved in the human species. ... More


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