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Tag Archives: Thomas Jefferson
By Guest Author Dr. Deborah Belle Economic inequality is an excellent predictor of just about every physical, emotional, and social ill that social scientists measure. More unequal nations have lower life expectancies, higher infant mortality rates, more homicides, poorer math … Continue reading
How about Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and John Penn, who were among the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence? What did these patriots say about the ethical principles and human rights that underlay … Continue reading
Moral engagement requires moral agency–active engagement in resisting pressures and justifications for behaving inhumanely, and proactive efforts to engage in and promote humane behavior. Key contributors to moral agency include humanizing the other, and empathizing with the thoughts, feelings, and … Continue reading
Dehumanizing or demonizing the other is a particularly common form of moral disengagement, especially during wartime or other types of conflict. Another moral disengagement mechanism described by psychologist Albert Bandura, it refers to portraying your enemy as less than human, as … Continue reading