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Ethical LifeIts Natural and Social Histories$
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Webb Keane

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780691167732

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.001.0001

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Ethical Types

Ethical Types

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Ethical Life

Webb Keane

Princeton University Press

This chapter focuses on the problem raised by some of the psychological research, the relationship between those processes that work beyond the scope of the individual's awareness, and what it is people actually think they are doing. It shows how empirical research fleshes out the philosophical idea that people act under the guidance of certain descriptions, frames for making sense of what is going on, what kinds of people are acting, and how actions should be judged. These descriptions circulate in a public world, where part of their power derives from their availability to others. They arise in social interactions where these are demanded, accepted, and rejected; here ethics is catalyzed into forms available to other persons. At this point, they are made available for further development, criticism, adoption, or rejection within a larger community.

Keywords:   psychological research, social interactions, ethics, ethical reflections

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