Ethnic Ethics: The Restructuring of Moral Theory / Edition 1

Ethnic Ethics: The Restructuring of Moral Theory / Edition 1

by Anthony J. Cortese
     
 

This book explains and offers insights into the humanizing effects of the ethnic and cultural sources of moral values. The author provides an alternative to the concept of moral development formulated by Lawrence Kohlberg, arguing that morality is socially constructed, not based on rational principles of individuals.

Cortese offers critical analyses of ethnicity

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Overview

This book explains and offers insights into the humanizing effects of the ethnic and cultural sources of moral values. The author provides an alternative to the concept of moral development formulated by Lawrence Kohlberg, arguing that morality is socially constructed, not based on rational principles of individuals.

Cortese offers critical analyses of ethnicity and moral judgment, combining two controversial and central areas: morality and race relations. Critiquing the cognitive-developmental model, Cortese examines social class, gender, and ethnic differences in moral judgment and concludes that moral judgment reflects the structure of social relations, not the structure of human cognition. He carefully situates his own argument in relation to both Kolbergian theory and the feminist critique thereof.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791402801
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Cognitive Development Approach to Morality: Philosophical Assumptions

Chapter 2: The Social Context of Language and Morality

Chapter 3: The Sociology of Knowledge and Moral Development

Chapter 4: Moral Judgment Method: Problems and Alternatives

Chapter 5: Ethnicity and Critique of Moral Theory

Chapter 6: Beyond Legitimation: The Judgment of Morality or the Morality of Judgment

Chapter 7: Communication without Domination: Language and Morality

Appendix

References

Index

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