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Moral Realism May Encourage Moral Actions
2013-01-30 05:39:05

Jedidiah for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Are there certain aspects of morality that are objective and universally true everywhere and at all times? Or are moral beliefs nothing more than the subjective product of a person´s culture and opinions? Regardless of what your answers may be to these deep philosophical questions, a team of researchers now says that just thinking about these issues may improve your moral behavior. In two separate experiments, researchers at...

2012-11-29 13:41:09

Judgments made after a moral evaluation are quicker and more extreme than the same judgment based on practical considerations, but morality-based evaluations can be more easily shifted and made with other considerations in mind, according to research published November 28 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Jay Van Bavel and colleagues from New York University. Previous research has suggested that moral reasoning usually occurs after a person makes a decision, as a post hoc...

2008-08-20 03:00:16

By Stemplowska, Zofia One of the main tasks that occupies political theorists, and arouses intense debate among them, is the construction of theories - so-called ideal theories - that share a common characteristic: much of what they say offers no immediate or workable solutions to any of the problems our societies face. This feature is not one that theorists strive to achieve but nor can it be described as an accidental one: these theories are constructed in the full knowledge that,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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