Moral Lives Across Cultures

Heterogeneity and Conflict

Authored by: Cecilia Wainryb , Holly Recchia

Handbook of Moral Development

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9781848729599
eBook ISBN: 9780203581957
Adobe ISBN: 9781136673160


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The propositions that persons develop in cultures and that cultural arrangements frame their moral lives are not controversial. Deep disagreements do exist, however, concerning what cultures are like and what it means to say that culture frames moral development. Divergent views on those issues translate, in turn, into critically different understandings of the nature of the diversity of moral experiences across cultures.

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