Nature of Emotions 11 9 09

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Nature of Emotions 11 9 09 : Moral Judgments What distinguishes moral judgments from other normative judgments Does the nature of the emotions involved in moral judgments explain this distinction? : Altruism Are we altruistic or egoistic? If we are, what is the contribution of our emotions to altruistic behavior? : Development of moral behavior What is the role of emotions in the development of morally correct behavior? What should we be concerned with in educating children: Knowledge of rules or appropriate emotional dispositions? : Moral judgments and reasoning Are moral judgments the product of our rational faculties or are they the product of our emotions? See the two approaches discussed earlier Look at people with amoral behavior (psychopaths) Where do their impairments come from? : Do moral judgments express emotions? Are they similar to “yuck” or “yummy”? If not and if they are caused by emotions, what exactly is the relation between emotions and moral judgments? : What is distinctive of morality? Examples of norms People should wear a tie to work In the USA, people should drive on the right You should brush your teeth 3 times a day Thou shall not kill You should not lie Examples of values Resilience Self-confidence Energy
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course HPS 0625 taught by Professor Macheray during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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