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What's Wrong With Morality? – A Social-Psychological Perspective - Oxford Scholarship Online
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What's Wrong With Morality?: A Social-Psychological Perspective

C. Daniel Batson

Abstract

Most works on moral psychology consider morality an unalloyed good. Drawing primarily on social-psychological theory and research, this book looks at morality as a problem. The problem is that we often fail live up to our own moral standards. Why? Some experts believe the answer lies in lack of character. We haven’t learned to value moral standards and ideals sufficiently, or in the right way. Others say we’re victims of poor judgment. If we could but discern what’s morally right, whether through logical analysis and discourse, through tuned intuition and a keen moral sense, or through feeling ... More

Keywords: interpersonal morality, moral behavior, moral character, moral emotion, moral hypocrisy, moral integrity, moral motivation, moral value, morality, propriety morality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199355549
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355549.001.0001

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C. Daniel Batson, author

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