Drugs and hugs : stimulating moral dispositions as a method of moral enhancement

M. Klincewicz, L.E. Frank, M. Sokólska

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Advocates of moral enhancement through pharmacological, genetic, or other direct interventions sometimes explicitly argue, or assume without argument, that traditional moral education and development is insufficient to bring about moral enhancement. Traditional moral education grounded in a Kohlbergian theory of moral development is indeed unsuitable for that task; however, the psychology of moral development and education has come a long way since then. Recent studies support the view that moral cognition is a higher-order process, unified at a functional level, and that a specific moral faculty does not exist. It is more likely that moral cognition involves a number of different mechanisms, each connected to other cognitive and affective processes. Taking this evidence into account, we propose a novel, empirically informed approach to moral development and education, in children and adults, which is based on a cognitive-affective approach to moral dispositions. This is an interpretative approach that derives from the cognitive-affective personality system (Mischel and Shoda, 1995). This conception individuates moral dispositions by reference to the cognitive and affective processes that realise them. Conceived of in this way, moral dispositions influence an agent's behaviour when they interact with situational factors, such as mood or social context. Understanding moral dispositions in this way lays the groundwork for proposing a range of indirect methods of moral enhancement, techniques that promise similar results as direct interventions whilst posing fewer risks.
TaalEngels
TitelMoral enhancement
Subtitelcritical perspectives
RedacteurenMichael Hauskeller, Lewis Coyne
Plaats van productieCambridge
UitgeverijCambridge University Press
Pagina's329-350
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1108717342
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 okt 2018

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NaamRoyal Institute of Philosophy supplements
Volume83

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Disposition
Drugs
Enhancement
Affective
Moral Education
Moral Development
Moral Cognition
Social Context
Psychology
Mood
Situational
Conception

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    Klincewicz, M., Frank, L. E., & Sokólska, M. (2018). Drugs and hugs : stimulating moral dispositions as a method of moral enhancement. In M. Hauskeller, & L. Coyne (editors), Moral enhancement: critical perspectives (blz. 329-350). (Royal Institute of Philosophy supplements; Vol. 83). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/S1358246118000437
    Klincewicz, M. ; Frank, L.E. ; Sokólska, M./ Drugs and hugs : stimulating moral dispositions as a method of moral enhancement. Moral enhancement: critical perspectives. redacteur / Michael Hauskeller ; Lewis Coyne. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018. blz. 329-350 (Royal Institute of Philosophy supplements).
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