Levels Of Moralisation: A New Conception Of Moral Sensitivity
Journal of Moral Education, Volume 39, Issue 2, pages 175 - 189
By Benjamin J. Lovett and Alexander H. Jordan
Moral sensitivity has generally been interpreted in a normative sense,
as the ability to notice moral features present in a situation. This
paper outlines an alternative, descriptive conception of moral
sensitivity: the levels of moralisation model. This model describes
four qualitatively distinct levels at which a preference can be held:
no moralisation; moralisation for the self; moralisation for others;
and public expression of moralisation. Empirical research supporting
the existence of these levels as well as processes that move a
preference across the levels are discussed. In addition, the practical
utility of the model is demonstrated with regard to moral education and
conflict resolution programs.
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