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Exemplars' moral behavior is self-regarding.
New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2013 Winter; 2013(142):27-40.ND

Abstract

What fundamentally motivates moral behavior? What is the nature and source of moral motivation? The argument developed in this chapter is that moral action is not merely other-regarding; it also can, and should be, self-regarding. When there is something significant for the self in the moral enterprise, it can legitimately be self-enhancing and, thus, powerfully motivating. The empirical warrant for this argument is found in the study of the psychological functioning of moral exemplars. The research reviewed here indicates that moral exemplars do synergistically integrate their self-promoting agentic motivation in service to their other-promoting communal values. Therein is the powerful motivational impetus for doing good and living rightly.

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eng

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24338908

Citation

Walker, Lawrence J.. "Exemplars' Moral Behavior Is Self-regarding." New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, vol. 2013, no. 142, 2013, pp. 27-40.
Walker LJ. Exemplars' moral behavior is self-regarding. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2013;2013(142):27-40.
Walker, L. J. (2013). Exemplars' moral behavior is self-regarding. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2013(142), 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20047
Walker LJ. Exemplars' Moral Behavior Is Self-regarding. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2013;2013(142):27-40. PubMed PMID: 24338908.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Exemplars' moral behavior is self-regarding. A1 - Walker,Lawrence J, PY - 2013/12/17/entrez PY - 2013/12/18/pubmed PY - 2015/4/7/medline SP - 27 EP - 40 JF - New directions for child and adolescent development JO - New Dir Child Adolesc Dev VL - 2013 IS - 142 N2 - What fundamentally motivates moral behavior? What is the nature and source of moral motivation? The argument developed in this chapter is that moral action is not merely other-regarding; it also can, and should be, self-regarding. When there is something significant for the self in the moral enterprise, it can legitimately be self-enhancing and, thus, powerfully motivating. The empirical warrant for this argument is found in the study of the psychological functioning of moral exemplars. The research reviewed here indicates that moral exemplars do synergistically integrate their self-promoting agentic motivation in service to their other-promoting communal values. Therein is the powerful motivational impetus for doing good and living rightly. SN - 1534-8687 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24338908/Exemplars'_moral_behavior_is_self_regarding_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/cad.20047 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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