David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 51 (1):15 - 29 (2004)
The purpose of this article is to show how moral imagination can be cultivated through meditation. Moral imagination was conceived as a three-stage process of ethical development. The first stage is reproductive imagination, that involves attaining awareness of the contextual factors that affect perception of a moral problem. The second stage, productive imagination, consists of reframing the problem from different perspectives. The third stage, creative imagination, entails developing morally acceptable alternatives to solve the ethical problem. This article contends that moral imagination can be cultivated through three kinds of meditation: nondiscursive, semidiscursive, and discursive meditation. Part one shows how the seed of reproductive moral imagination is planted during sessions of nondiscursive meditation. Productive moral imagination, as will be shown in part two, is nurtured through semidiscursive meditation. Part three will demonstrate the flowering of creative moral imagination through discursive meditation. Reflection and small group discussion on each form of meditation will help to show business people how to cultivate moral imagination.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Paul G. La Forge (2004). Cultivating Moral Imagination Through Meditation. Journal of Business Ethics 51 (1):15-29.
Paul G. La Forge (1997). Teaching Business Ethics Through Meditation. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12/13):1283 - 1295.
Michael J. Pardales (2002). "So, How Did You Arrive at That Decision?" Connecting Moral Imagination and Moral Judgement. Journal of Moral Education 31 (4):423-437.
Dennis Moberg & David F. Caldwell (2007). An Exploratory Investigation of the Effect of Ethical Culture in Activating Moral Imagination. Journal of Business Ethics 73 (2):193 - 204.
David F. Caldwell & Dennis Moberg (2007). An Exploratory Investigation of the Effect of Ethical Culture in Activating Moral Imagination. Journal of Business Ethics 73 (2):193 - 204.
Paul G. La Forge (1997). Teaching Business Ethics Through Meditation. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1283-1295.
Mark A. Seabright (2000). The Development of Moral Imagination. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (4):845-884.
Michelle Karnes (2011). Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages. The University of Chicago Press.
Mark Coeckelbergh (2007). Imagination and Principles: An Essay on the Role of Imagination in Moral Reasoning. Palgrave Macmillan.
Esther Roca (2010). The Exercise of Moral Imagination in Stigmatized Work Groups. Journal of Business Ethics 96 (1):135 - 147.
Timothy J. Hargrave (2009). Moral Imagination, Collective Action, and the Achievement of Moral Outcomes. Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (1):87-104.
Deborah Vidaver-Cohen (1997). Moral Imagination in Organizational Problem-Solving. Business Ethics Quarterly 7 (4):1-26.
Heidi von Weltzien Høivik (2004). The Concept of Moral Imagination. Journal of Business Ethics Education 1 (1):29-42.
Andrew Fiala (2003). Toleration and the Limits of the Moral Imagination. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (2):33-40.
John Peter Carriero (2009). Between Two Worlds: A Reading of Descartes's Meditations. Princeton University Press.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads8 ( #381,053 of 1,792,100 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #464,595 of 1,792,100 )
How can I increase my downloads?