Social Discourse and Moral Judgement

Social Discourse and Moral Judgement

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This edited work presents a unique and authoritative look at morality - its development within the individual, its evolution within society, and its place within the law. The contributors represent some of the foremost authorities in these fields, and the book represents a collection of essays presented at a symposium on social constructivism and morality.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.53mm | 560g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0125901550
  • 9780125901550

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Moral science or social science? Moral science as social science? Moral science is social science. Here are imponderables that engaged the energies of ancient philosophers and have enlisted armies of able thinkers ever since, right up to our own 'post-modernist' epoch.
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Table of contents

D.N. Robinson, Introduction.
K.J. Gergen, Social Construction and Moral Action.
J.T. Lamiell, Persons, Selves, and Agency.
J.F. Rychlak, Morality in a Mediating Mechanism? A Logical Learning Theorist Looks at Social Construction.
R. HarreOn Being Taken Up By Others.
J. Sabini and M. Silver, The Moral Dimension in Social Psychology.
D.N. Robinson, Social Science and Moral Science.
J. Bruner, Psychology, Morality, and the Law.
D.C. O'Connell, The Roots of More than Civility.
R.P. George, Free Choice, Practical Reason, and Fitness for the Rule of Law.
N.C. Much, The Sword of Manjusri: A Postmodern Morality of Intellect and Skillful Means for Relative Worlds.
G.S. Howard, Can There Be a Just and Moral Social Constructionist Psychology?
F. Moghaddam, There Can Be a Just and Moral Social Constructionist Psychology, But Only in a Social World that is Homogeneous and/or Static.
J. Shotter, Social Constructionism: Relativism, Moral Sources, and Judgments of Adequacy.
W.G. Parrott, Moral Philosophy and Social Science: A Critique of Constructionist Reason.
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"This volume draws prominents representatives of social contructionism together, bridging philosophy and psychology in an unusally effective way".
"This work has several impressive features... strength of scholarship... timeliness... organizational style... and its level of focus on the subject matter. This book should be received eagerly by scholars in a variety of disciplines (and) although not intended as a textbook, I would expect to see the book assigned in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in social psychology, developmental psychology, and sociology. I would definately assign parts of this book in my course on moral development."
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