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The Resource Practical guilt : moral dilemmas, emotions, and social norms, P.S. Greenspan

Practical guilt : moral dilemmas, emotions, and social norms, P.S. Greenspan

Label
Practical guilt : moral dilemmas, emotions, and social norms
Title
Practical guilt
Title remainder
moral dilemmas, emotions, and social norms
Statement of responsibility
P.S. Greenspan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this original contribution to the study of morality, P.S. Greenspan uses the treatment of moral dilemmas as the basis for an alternative view of the structure of ethics and its relation to human psychology. Greenspan argues that moral dilemmas may be regarded as possible consequences of a set of social rules designed to be simple enough to be teachable. Where these rules prohibit action either way, the problematic motivational force of dilemmas can be explained by reference to the role of emotion as a substitute for action." "Guilt is seen as a natural but contested candidate for the sort of emotional sanction for wrongdoing that might supply motivational force in dilemmas. It functions as a way of preserving virtue against moral luck. Greenspan defends guilt in the face of dilemmas on the basis of a "non-judgmentalist" account of emotions that accepts guilt as appropriate even in some cases of unavoidable wrongdoing." "In its treatment of the role of emotion in ethics, the argument of the book outlines a new way of packing motivational force into moral meaning that allows for a socially based version of moral realism. Since, on the proposed account, emotions underpin the teaching of moral language, human emotional capacities impose constraints on the nature of a viable moral code and thus affect the content of morality. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenspan, Patricia S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guilt
  • Emotions (Philosophy)
  • Social norms
  • Ethics
Label
Practical guilt : moral dilemmas, emotions, and social norms, P.S. Greenspan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Defusing Dilemmas -- 2. Practical Oughts and Prohibitions -- 3. Motivational Foundations of Conflict -- 4. Moral Residues -- 5. Unavoidable Guilt -- 6. Basing Ethics on Emotion
Control code
29219626
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780195087628
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93040067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1631471
Label
Practical guilt : moral dilemmas, emotions, and social norms, P.S. Greenspan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Defusing Dilemmas -- 2. Practical Oughts and Prohibitions -- 3. Motivational Foundations of Conflict -- 4. Moral Residues -- 5. Unavoidable Guilt -- 6. Basing Ethics on Emotion
Control code
29219626
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780195087628
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93040067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1631471

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