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The Moral Foundation

David C. Rose

in The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199781744
eISBN:
9780199919116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781744.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter distinguishes between duty-based moral restraint and duty-based moral advocacy. Duty-based moral advocacy is shown to be inefficient and to undermine duty-based moral restraint. The ... More


Moral Courage and Moral DisregardDifferent Sides of the Same Coin?

Allison B. Mueller and Linda J. Skitka

in Confronting Humanity at its Worst: Social Psychological Perspectives on Genocide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190685942
eISBN:
9780190086060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685942.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The goal of this chapter is to describe how the same act can be perceived as morally courageous, on the one hand, and as evil, on the other. The authors contend that both moral courage and moral ... More


Glaucon’s Challenge, Rational Egoism and Ordinary Morality 

Lesley Brown

in Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628117
eISBN:
9780748652488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his inaugural lecture ‘Duty and interest’, delivered in 1928, Prichard singled out for criticism a theme which, he believed, pervaded many ethical theories, both in ancient times and in his more ... More


Grandstanding: A Field Guide

Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke

in Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190900151
eISBN:
9780190900182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900151.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Drawing on empirical research from psychology, this chapter shows what grandstanding looks like in public discourse and why it often takes the forms it does. When grandstanders pile on, they ... More


Non-Cognitivism and Quasi-Realism

Samuel Scheffler

in On What Matters: Volume Two

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199572816
eISBN:
9780191809866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199572816.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers Non-Cognitivism and Quasi-Realism. According to Non-Cognitivists, normative claims are not intended to state facts, except perhaps in some minimal sense. Morality essentially ... More


Understanding Antisocial Behavior

John C. Gibbs

in Moral Development and Reality: Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg, Hoffman, and Haidt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199976171
eISBN:
9780190256272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199976171.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the moral aspects of antisocial behavior. Drawing on the developmental theories of Lawrence Kohlberg and Martin Hoffman, it explores self-centration and other limitations ... More


Governance as It Is

M. A. Thomas

in Govern Like Us: U.S. Expectations of Poor Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171205
eISBN:
9780231539111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171205.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides examples of the difficulties of well-intentioned Westerners (and some poor country elites) in grappling with the more limited possibilities of poor governments. Despite ... More


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