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  • The Possibility of Virtue (2012)

    To have a virtue is to possess a certain kind of trait of character that is appropriate in pursuing the moral good at which the virtue aims. Human beings are assumed to be capable of attaining those traits. Yet, a number of scholars are skeptical about the very existence of such character traits. They...
    (My publication) Posted by: malzola
  • More than Enjoyment (2012)

    Appreciation of Entertainment: The Importance of Meaningfulness via Virtue and Wisdom By Mary Beth Oliver and Anne Bartsch Abstract: The purpose of this article is to examine the experience of appreciation to media entertainment as a unique audience response that can be differentiated from enjoyment...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Thou shalt not discriminate: How emphasizing moral ideals rather than obligations increases whites' support for social equality. (2011)

    By Serena Does, Belle Derks, & Naomi Ellemers Abstract: An important step toward reducing group-based disparities in society is creating support for equality among advantaged group members (e.g., Whites and men). The current research examined how presenting social equality between ethnic groups in...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue: The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives. (2011)

    By Veronika Huta and Richard M. Ryan Abstract: Hedonia (seeking pleasure and comfort) and eudaimonia (seeking to use and develop the best in oneself) are often seen as opposing pursuits, yet each may contribute to well-being in different ways. We conducted four studies (two correlational, one experience...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • The Moral Problem of Health Disparities (2011)

    By Cynthia M. Jones Health disparities exist along lines of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic class in US society. I argue that we should work to eliminate these health disparities because their existence is a moral wrong that needs to be addressed. Health disparities are morally wrong because they exemplify...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Does care reasoning make a difference? Relations between care, justice and dispositional empathy (2010)

    By Soile Juujrvia; Liisa Myyryb; Kaija Pessoa Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between care and justice reasoning, dispositional empathy variables and meta-ethical thinking among 128 students from a university of applied sciences. The measures were Skoe's Ethic of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • When the Future Feels Worse than the Past: A Temporal Inconsistency in Moral Judgment (2010)

    by Eugene Caruso Abstract: Logically, an unethical behavior performed yesterday should also be unethical if performed tomorrow. However, the present studies suggest that the timing of a transgression has a systematic effect on people's beliefs about its moral acceptability. Because people's emotional...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Children's Conscience During Toddler and Preschool Years, Moral Self, and a Competent, Adaptive Developmental Trajectory (2010)

    By Kochanska, Grazyna; Koenig, Jamie L.; Barry, Robin A.; Kim, Sanghag; and Yoon, Jeung Eun. Abstract: We investigated whether children's robust conscience, formed during early family socialization, promotes their future adaptive and competent functioning in expanded ecologies. We assessed two dimensions...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • 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...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: ajstasic
  • On the Evolutionary Debunking of Morality (2010)

    By Erik J. Wielenberg "Many claim that the availability of evolutionary explanations for human moral beliefs threatens the view that humans have moral knowledge. Peter Singer suggests that evolutionary explanations can debunk moral claims.1 Michael Ruse declares: “Morality is a collective illusion...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: ajstasic
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