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Pathways to Integrity: Ethics and Psychological Type

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Moral and ethical dilemmas abound in today's society and Pathways to Integrity offers timely applications of type theory to investigate and explore these challenges. According to the author, life presents us with many ambiguous situations in which we ask ourselves two fundamental questions: "What should I do?" and "How should I decide?" With his background in religion and philosophy, Dr. Burleson calls on everyone from Jung and Kant to Captain Kirk and Coach Lombardi to teach readers about ethical choice. College...
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Overview

Moral and ethical dilemmas abound in today's society and Pathways to Integrity offers timely applications of type theory to investigate and explore these challenges. According to the author, life presents us with many ambiguous situations in which we ask ourselves two fundamental questions: "What should I do?" and "How should I decide?" With his background in religion and philosophy, Dr. Burleson calls on everyone from Jung and Kant to Captain Kirk and Coach Lombardi to teach readers about ethical choice. College and high school classes, business leaders and organizational developers, community discussion groups, and social and political action networks will find rich and user-friendly ways to study the complexity of "seeking the good" and "doing what's right."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935652642
  • Publisher: Center for Applications of
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,083,450
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Beebe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii
CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Typology:
A Tool for Moral Decision Making 1
Judging for Ourselves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The Type Theory of C. G. Jung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
The Components of Typology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Contributions of Myers and Briggs and Development
of the MBTI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using Type in Moral Decision Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
CHAPTER 2: The Moral Dimensions of the Thinking
and Feeling Functions 11
The Functions of Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
A Dialectic between Thinking and Feeling . . . . . . . . . . 14
An Ethic of Justice or an Ethic of Care? . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Spock versus McCoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Landry versus Lombardi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Synthesis of Head and Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
CHAPTER 3: The Moral Dimensions of the Sensing
and Intuition Functions 21
The Functions of the Given . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
A Dialectic between Sensing and Intuition . . . . . . . . . 24
Solar Conscience/Lunar Conscience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Scotty and Captain Kirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Phil Jackson's Sacred Hoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Synthesis of Sensation and Intuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
CHAPTER 4: ConsciencesDiffering: Doing What's
Right or Seeking the Good 33
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Part 1: The Conscience of Principle (S):
Doing What's Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
ST Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Moral Considerations of the ST Type . . . . . . . . . . 37
An ST Ethical Theory: Immanuel Kant's
Unconditional Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
SF Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Moral Considerations of the SF Type . . . . . . . . . . 41
An SF Ethical Theory: W. D. Ross's Prima
Facie Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Part 2: The Conscience of Potential (N):
Seeking the Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
NT Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Moral Considerations of the NT Type . . . . . . . . . . 46
An NT Ethical Theory: J. S. Mill's Utilitarianism . . 47
NF Compassion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Moral Considerations of the NF Type . . . . . . . . . . 50
An NF Ethical Theory: Joseph Fletcher's
Situation Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
CHAPTER 5: Putting it all Together 57
A Jungian Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Step by Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
ST Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
SF Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
NT Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
NF Compassion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
A Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
CHAPTER 6: Putting Theory to Practice 67
Consider a Case Study: The "Good" Foul . . . . . . . . . . 67
Typological Analyses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
ST Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
SF Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
NT Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
NF Compassion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Revisiting the NT and NF Analyses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
CHAPTER 7: Conclusion: Integrity 87
Appendix: Exercises to Explore Pathways to Integrity . . . . . 93
Endnotes, References, & Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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