ERIC Number: ED253477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Synopsis of an Integrated Model of the Acting Person.
Ellrod, Frederick E., III
The paper presents a summary of an integrated model of the moral agent, based on findings in philosophy, psychology, and education. The components of the model are cognition, affect, action, and community. Reasoning, the actor's emotional nature, free choice and character formation, and the development of the person within the social setting are all crucial components in the formation of the moral agent. The interaction of these various elements can be seen in the example of an employer deciding whether to use racial factors to discriminate among job applicants. In coming to a decision on this problem the employer has many opportunities to recognize the problem, to deliberate carefully, and to act in a way that considers the human good. Understanding right and wrong action requires understanding all aspects of the model. (IS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Association for Moral Education (Boston, MA, November 11-12, 1983). Based on the model used in a four-year project on the foundation of moral education, sponsored by the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.