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Varieties of Moral Personality

Ethics and Psychological Realism

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674932197

Publication Date: 01/01/1993


410 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • I. Ethics and Psychological Realism
    • Prologue: Saints
    • 1. Ethics and Psychology
      • The Topic
      • Ethics, Psychology, and the Human Sciences
      • The Autonomy Thesis
    • 2. The Principle of Minimal Psychological Realism
      • Minimal Psychological Realism
      • Psychological Distance
      • Natural and Social Psychological Traits
      • Environmental Sensitivity
      • Natural Teleology and the Naturalistic Fallacy
    • 3. Psychological Realism and the Personal Point of View
      • The Argument from the Personal Point of View
      • Minimal Persons
      • Persons and Plans
      • Characters, Commitments, and Projects
      • Separateness and Impersonality
    • 4. Abstraction, Alienation, and Integrity
      • Strong Realism and Socially Fortified Persons
      • Abstraction and Kinds of Impartiality
      • Integrity, Alienation, and Virtues of Form
  • II. Liberal and Communitarian Philosophical Psychology
    • 5. Community and the Liberal Self
      • The Social Construction of Persons
      • The Classical Picture and the Primacy of Justice
      • Community, Friendship, and Flourishing
      • Appreciation, Emulation, and Self-Respect
      • Social Union
    • 6. Identity and Community
      • Actual and Self-Represented Identity
      • Identity, Self-Esteem, and Effective Agency
      • Self-Understanding, Encumbered Identity, and Psychological Realism
      • Self-Understanding and Like-Mindedness
      • Narrativity and Homogeneity
  • III. Moral Psychology
    • 7. Moral Cognition: Development and Deep Structure
      • Psychological Realism and Deep Structure
      • The Moral Judgment of the Child
      • Moral Consciousness, Speech Acting, and Opacity
      • Rules and Autonomy: The Marble Study
      • Games and Gender
      • Consequences and Intentions
      • The “Consciousness of Something Attractive”
    • 8. Modern Moral Philosophy and Moral Stages
      • Stage Theory
      • Stage Holism and Globality
      • Moral Stage, Character Assessment, and Unified Justification
      • Development and Improvement
      • The Adequacy of the Highest Stage
    • 9. Virtue, Gender, and Identity
      • Identity and Morality
      • Psychological Realism and Gender
      • Two Different Global Voices?
      • Gestalt Shifts
    • 10. Gender Differences: The Current Status of the Debate
      • The No-Difference Claim
      • The Relation of Justice and Care
      • Further Empirical Questions
    • 11. Gender, Normative Adequacy, Content, and Cognitivis
      • Six Theses
      • The Separate-but-Equal Doctrine
      • The Integration Doctrine
      • The Hammer–Wrench Doctrine
      • Impartialism
      • Noncognitivist Care
      • Context-Sensitive Care
  • IV. Situation, Dispositions, and Well-Being
    • 12. Invisible Shepherds, Sensible Knaves, and the Modularity of the Moral
      • Two Thought Experiments about Character
      • Persons in Situations
      • Moral Gaps and the Unity of Character
      • Moral Modularity
    • 13. Characters and Their Traits
      • Traits and Traitology
      • Individual Trait Globality and Situation Sensitivity
      • The Trait-Inference Network and Evaluative Consistency
      • Evaluative Consistency, the Authoritarian Personality, and Authoritarian Behavior
      • Moral Traits
    • 14. Situations, Sympathy, and Attribution Theory
      • Character and Coercion
      • Milgram’s “One Great Unchanging Result”
      • Coercion and Rebellion in Groups
      • Situations and Samaritans
      • Attribution Theory and Moral Personality
    • 15. Virtue, Mental Health, and Happiness
      • Illusion and Well-Being
      • The Traditional View Meets the Facts
      • The Traditional View versus the Classical View
      • Virtue, Again
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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