The Resource Conscience : toward the mechanism of morality, by Jeffrey Benjamin White, (electronic resource)

Conscience : toward the mechanism of morality, by Jeffrey Benjamin White, (electronic resource)

Label
Conscience : toward the mechanism of morality
Title
Conscience
Title remainder
toward the mechanism of morality
Statement of responsibility
by Jeffrey Benjamin White
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conscience is frequently cited and yet its mechanism is not understood. Conscience is most familiar as a voice protesting against actions which compromise personal integrity. Persons also cite conscience as that which directs towards actions such as seeking political office and sending soldiers to war. In order to explain the scope of its influence, this text develops a view of cognition in which conscience is foundational. The text melds thousands of years of philosophical tradition into the cutting edge of neurological research. The focus is a rethinking of the most philosophical of all questions: what is the meaning of life? The result is the ACTWith model of conscience. The model provides a system for the conceptualization of moral problems grounded in a thorough understanding of cutting edge neurological research. It provides a psychology which does not treat morality merely as an add-on to a primarly rational animal. It does so by uncovering the role of conscience in motivating an individual to do the right thing in every situation. The model is finally tested against the most compelling moral problem ever to face humanity: what can I do about global warming? Can conscience and philosophy help to save the world? This work shows that it can
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Jeffrey Benjamin
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kultgen, John H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conscience
  • Philosophy
  • Values
Target audience
specialized
Label
Conscience : toward the mechanism of morality, by Jeffrey Benjamin White, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 9, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
163579296
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)163579296
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Conscience : toward the mechanism of morality, by Jeffrey Benjamin White, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 9, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
163579296
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)163579296
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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