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Category Archives: Moral disengagement
Is it OK to kill innocent civilians to defeat international terrorism? Views from the U.S, Israel, and South Africa
By Michael Shachat Note from Kathie MM: Michael wrote an honors thesis under my direction two years ago when he was a senior at Boston University. This post is based on his thesis. Why is it that so many ordinary … Continue reading
In this post, we continue our comparison of types of morally disengaged reasoning with contrasting examples of morally engaged reasoning, using excerpts from speeches from well-known contemporary politicians. Moral disengagement: Attribution of blame/Blaming the victim: “There may be somebody with … Continue reading
by Kathie MM Trying to make sense out of human behavior, figuring out what makes people tick, is not just a concern of psychologists and social scientists. It seems to be a pretty widespread human desire. Moreover, given mankind’s long … Continue reading