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What makes us moral? On the capacities and conditions for being moral

Author: A W Musschenga; Anton van Harskamp
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Library of ethics and applied philosophy, v.31.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the questionof what it means to be moral and which capacities one needs to be moral. It questions whether empathy is a cognitive or an affective capacity, or perhaps both. As most moral beings behave immorally from time to time, the authors askwhich factors cause or motivatepeople to translate their moral beliefs into action? Specially addressedis the question ofwhat is the role of internal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A W Musschenga; Anton van Harskamp
ISBN: 9789400763432 9400763433 9400763425 9789400763425
OCLC Number: 850908659
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: What Makes Us Moral? An Introduction / Bert Musschenga --
Morality, Evolution and Rationality. Rationality and Deceit: Why Rational Egoism Cannot Make Us Moral / Alejandro Rosas --
Two Problems of Cooperation / Katharine Browne --
The Importance of Commitment for Morality: How Harry Frankfurt's Concept of Care Contributes to Rational Choice Theory / Catherine Herfeld, Katrien Schaubroeck --
Quantified Coherence of Moral Beliefs as Predictive Factor for Moral Agency / Markus Christen, Thomas Ott --
Morality and the Continuity Between Human and Nonhuman Primates. Animal Morality and Human Morality / Bert Musschenga --
Two Kinds of Moral Competence: Moral Agent, Moral Judge / Florian Cova --
Humean Moral Motivation / Andrés Luco --
Whispering Empathy: Transdisciplinary Reflections on Research Methodology / Harry Wels --
Nativism and Non-Nativism. The Origin of Moral Norms and the Role of Innate Dispositions / Jessy Giroux --
It's Complicated - Moral Nativism, Moral Input and Moral Development / Carsten Fogh Nielsen --
Learning to Be Moral / Julia Hermann --
Why Mental Disorders Can Diminish Responsibility: Proposing a Theoretical Framework / Gerben Meynen --
Natural Morality, Moral Natures and Human Flourishing / Darcia Narvaez --
Religion and (Im)Morality. Atheism and the Basis of Morality / Stephen Maitzen --
What Makes the Martyr (Im)Moral? / Anton van Harskamp --
Moral Lessons from Monstrosity: The Kindly Ones and the Reader / Bettine Siertsema --
Morality Beyond Naturalism. Society and the Origin of Moral Law: Giambattista Vico and Non-reductive Naturalism / David Edward Rose --
Enacting the Moral; Concrete Particularity and Subjunctive Space / Adam B. Seligman.
Series Title: Library of ethics and applied philosophy, v.31.
Responsibility: Bert Musschenga, Anton van Harskamp, editors.

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This book addresses the question of what it means to be moral and the capacities one needs to be moral. It examines the role of internal factors such as willpower, commitment and character as well as  Read more...

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