Lecture 14 - Lecture14 Autonomy 20/03/201011:43:00

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Lecture 14 20/03/2010 11:43:00 Autonomy Kohlberg’s Levels of Moral Reasoning…  Criticism of Kohlberg Moral reasoning is not always related to moral behavior Cultural bias Gender differences in moral reasoning Care Orientation vs. Justice Orientation  Gilligan’s care orientation o Compassion o Responsiveness to others o Interconnection of human relationships Kohlberg’s justice orientation o Inequality/fairness o Detachment and objectivity o Abstract values Gender Difference in Moral Reasoning  Gender differences, on average: o Care – Women o Justice – Men o However, women and men can adopt either perspective  Gilligan’s Point: the care orientation is also a principled response
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Empirical Research on Moral Development No substantial gender differences Men and women approach problems from the perspectives of both justice and 
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course HD 1170 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture 14 - Lecture14 Autonomy 20/03/201011:43:00

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