Volume 6 (2015). Issue 2

Courage to Trust–Discussion of Moral Personality Built on the Confucian Ethics

Lei Kang, Ying Qiu, Tie Zheng & Anne Rubienska

The value of Xin can find its origin in the Analects and other works by Confucius. Taking the perspectives from ethics and social psychology, this research aims to probe possible psychological basis for the value of Xin and discuss it from two aspects extracted from the Analects, i.e. being trustworthy and being able to trust. more »

Moral Judgment Competence Between Systems and Administration Students

Victor Hugo Robles Francia

It is assumed that the university education positively impacts the student’s moral reasoning. The purpose of this research was to examine the Moral judgment competence MJC between systems and management students at a public university in Hidalgo, Mexico. The effectiveness of their curricula and the university years have impact on students’ moral judgment competence. more »

Inklusion als moralische Herausforderung – das Potential der Konstanzer Methode der Dilemmadiskussion®

Martina Reinicke

In diesem Beitrag soll die Konstanzer Methode der Dilemma-Diskussion (KMDD®) vorgestellt und deren Einbindung in den Ethikunterricht erläutert werden. Das Anliegen dieses Artikels ist es, besonders die Lerneffekte dieser inklusiven Unterrichtsmethode aufzuzeigen. Es wird der Frage nachgegangen, wie durch Dialog Erkenntnis und durch einen besonderen Umgang mit Differenzierung im Ethikunterricht moralische Entwicklung realisiert werden kann. more »

Characterizing Ethical Decision-Making and Its Influences: Examining Higher Education Leaders in the United States

Tara Shollenberger

The ethical decision-making (EDM) process that leaders should follow to avoid scandals and unethical behavior is often overlooked. In addition, few studies have focused on EDM within higher education. Yet, educational leaders have an ethical responsibility due in part to increasingly diverse student populations enrolled that is having an impact on the growth of educational institutions. This exploratory study used the Delphi research technique to identify an EDM definition that leaders use to make ethical decisions and identify the environmental factors that influence their decisions as well as an EDM model within the U.S. more »

Achievement Goals and Sportspersonship Orientations in Team Sports. The Moderating Role of Demographic Characteristics

Vassilis Barkoukis & Katerina Mouratidou

The present study investigated whether achievement goals have differential effect on sportspersonship orientations in competitive sport and the moderating role of several demographic characteristics. more »

The Compilation and Execution of a Measurement of Chinese Undergraduates’ Moral Values Approval

Zhu Hai-Long

The study completes the compilation of the questionnaire on Chinese undergraduates’ moral values from six moral values dimensions: honesty and compliance, civility and self-discipline, love, unity and be helpful, esteem and filial respect. more »

A Wedding Toast Is Not a State of the Union Address: Other-Regarding and Others’ Opinions Regarding Preferences As Relevant Factors in Shaping Human Preferences

Jerome Nikolai Warren

This paper describes using current literature and research a problem that has plagued social scientists for centuries, that of „moral sentiments”. Human beings are inherently social by nature and hold certain regard for others’ opinions (esteem preferences) as well as for others generally (altruism). It is argued in the article that such preferences may in fact be consistent with a core rational human agent. more »


Between Bioconservatism and transhumanism: In search of a third way

Filip Bardziński

Review of the book edited by R. Cole-Turner Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement. more »

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