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ERIC Number: EJ818884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Life's Ethical Symphony
Mendus, Susan
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v42 n2 p201-218 May 2008
Most modern moral theories are impartialist in character. They perceive the demands of morality as standing in opposition to partial concerns and acting as constraints upon them. In this paper I argue that our partial concerns in general, and our love and concern for others in particular, are not ultimately at odds with the demands of morality, impartially understood, but are the necessary preconditions of our being motivated by impartial morality. If we are to care about morality, we must first care about people and things other than morality. If we are to be educated morally, we must first be educated in the emotions.
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Language: English
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