The Rationality of Ultimate Concern: Moral Exemplars, Theological Ethics, and the Science of Moral Cognition
Theology and Science, Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 139 - 161
By Gregory R. Peterson, Michael Spezio, James Van Slyke, Kevin Reimer and Warren Brown
This paper argues that consideration of moral exemplars may provide a
means for integrating insights across philosophical ethics, theological
ethics, and the scientific study of moral cognition. Key to this
endeavor is an understanding of the relation of cognition and emotion
in ethical decision-making, a relation that is usually understood to be
oppositional but which in proper circumstances may be understood to be
quite the opposite. Indeed, a distinctive feature of moral exemplarity
may consist in the ability to properly integrate the emotions into the
moral life, and reference to and imitation of exemplars may involve a
referencing and imitating of the emotions of the exemplar.
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