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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
128/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1471.5
LC item number
.G74 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Practical guilt : moral dilemmas, emotions, and social norms, P.S. Greenspan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocm65221114
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423764991
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36461945
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65221114
  • ebsco019509090X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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