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For most of us, the continuum of our moral circle is pretty straightforward: we include our loved ones, and we aren't all that concerned about rocks or the villains of society.
Nurses and organizations both have roles in dealing with moral distress.
Since Gallup first asked in 2002 whether the nation's moral values were getting better or getting worse, the percentage saying worse has always been well above the majority level, ranging from a low of 64% in November 2004 to a high of 82% in May 2007.
He does assume that the scientific evidence makes a prima facie case for the claim that some animals, especially social mammals, can be motivated to act by various emotions that have an identifiable moral content.
Only intuitionists seem to recognize that it is the intuitive principles that carry the greatest moral epistemic weight.
Moral development research pioneered by psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg in the mid-20th century shows that people progress through different stages of moral reasoning as their cognitive abilities mature.
Psychologists have been increasingly discussing the importance of the role moral identity plays in moral action (e.
is a sustained argument aimed to establish, against philosophical orthodoxy, that animals meet this definition--that they do, in fact, act for moral reasons.
He then attempts to alleviate the worry that without moral responsibility we cannot have morality itself, by distinguishing between character-fault and blame-fault.
The first section, basic issues in moral psychology, includes six chapters.
Moral imagination is an ability that helps individuals overcome the constraints of organizational mental models to develop fresh frameworks and to make ethical decisions (Kingsley, 2011; Werhane, 1999).