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  • Fairness and the Development of Inequality Acceptance (2010)

    By Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen, Bertil Tungodden "Fairness considerations fundamentally affect human behavior, but our understanding of the nature and development of people’s fairness preferences is limited. The dictator game has been the standard experimental design for...
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  • The Calculus of Selfishness (2010)

    By Karl Sigmund "How does cooperation emerge among selfish individuals? When do people share resources, punish those they consider unfair, and engage in joint enterprises? These questions fascinate philosophers, biologists, and economists alike, for the "invisible hand" that should turn...
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  • Should Human Beings Have Sex? Sexual Dimorphism and Human Enhancement (2010)

    By Robert Sparrow "Since the first sex reassignment operations were performed, individual sex has come to be, to some extent at least, a technological artifact. The existence of sperm sorting technology, and of prenatal determination of fetal sex via ultrasound along with the option of termination...
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  • Virtue Ethics and the Search for an Account of Right Action (2010)

    By Frans Svensson "Conceived of as a contender to other theories in substantive ethics, virtue ethics is often associated with, in essence, the following account or criterion of right action: VR: An action A is right for S in circumstances C if and only if a fully virtuous agent would characteristically...
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  • Empathy, Perspective Taking And Personal Values As Predictors Of Moral Schemas (2010)

    By Liisa Myyrya, Soile Juujaumlrvi and Kaija Pesso The aim of this study was to clarify the relationships between empathy variables, personal values and moral reasoning. The impact of empathic concern, perspective taking and personal values measured by the Portrait Value Questionnaire on moral schemas...
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  • Elevation Leads to Altruistic Behavior (2010)

    By Simone Schnall, Jean Roper and Daniel M.T. Fessler Feelings of elevation, elicited by witnessing another person perform a good deed, have been hypothesized to motivate a desire to help others. However, despite growing interest in the determinants of prosocial behavior, there is only limited evidence...
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  • A Student in Distress: Moral Frames and Bystander Behavior in School (2010)

    By Robert Thornberg The purpose of this study was to investigate and generate a grounded theory on how and why students behave as they do in school situations in which they witness another student in distress. Fieldwork and interviews were conducted in 2 Swedish elementary schools and guided by a grounded...
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  • Ethics and social responsibility in Australian grocery shopping (2010)

    By Jasmine Williams, Juliet Memery, Philip Megicks and Mark Morrison The purpose of this paper is to identify, and explore the importance of, ethical and socially responsible (ESR) factors in Australian consumers' choices of grocery products and stores. Read the article .
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  • Admiration for Virtue: Neuroscientific Perspectives on A Motivating Emotion (2010)

    By Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Lesley Sylvan Social emotions like admiration for another person’s virtue are often associated with a desire to be virtuous one’s self, and to engage in meaningful and socially relevant activities against any odds ( Haidt & Seder, 2007 ). These emotions can profoundly...
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  • Deliberating and Doing Ethics in Body Gifting Practices (2010)

    By Rhonda Shaw This article mobilizes accounts of the phenomenology of ethical expertise to discuss the actions and experiences of people who have participated in body gifting practices. The body gifting practices specifically addressed in the study are drawn from empirical research on shared breastfeeding...
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