David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Moral Education 39 (1):21-36 (2010)
This paper explores the idea that moral thought/reasoning and moral actions are actually two separate phenomena that have little relationship to each other. The idea that moral thinking does or can control moral action creates a difficult dualism between our knowledge about morality and our everyday actions. These differences run parallel to the distinction between social capital and cultural capital—where social capital is based on cooperation and trust and leads to purposeful solutions to real time social problems and cultural capital serves as a shorthand sign that certain individuals should be recognized as accepted members of an ongoing community. Social capital and cultural capital, like moral action and moral thought, are related and sometimes even dependent on each other, but they are different phenomena sometimes working towards different purposes. We suggest that moral action is actually a form and an originating source of social capital and moral thought is an important form of cultural capital in many social groups. The differences between moral action and moral thought can lead to social tensions—including which is more valuable and how each should be approached in terms of education. John Dewey suggested that morality is tied to active engagement in the solving of a community's problems and should be integrated into the everyday activities of the classroom. Those who view morality through more of a cultural capital lens often times see morality as a stable set of social values—an important resource that needs to be transmitted between generations
|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
Min Ju Kang & Michael Glassman (2010). The Cultural Capital of the Moralist and the Scientist. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):340-341.
Similar books and articles
Patricia M. L. Illingworth (2011). Us Before Me: Ethics and Social Capital for Global Well-Being. Palgrave Macmillan.
Michele Lamont & Annette Lareau (1988). Cultural Capital: Allusions, Gaps and Glissandos in Recent Theoretical Developments. Sociological Theory 6 (2):153-168.
Mikael Rostila (2011). The Facets of Social Capital. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 41 (3):308-326.
David Harvey (2010). The Enigma of Capital: And the Crises of Capitalism. Oxford University Press.
Denise Baden, Edgar Meyer & Marianna Tonne (2011). Which Types of Strategic Corporate Philanthropy Lead to Higher Moral Capital? Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 22:163-175.
Joanne Savage & Satoshi Kanazawa (2004). Social Capital and the Human Psyche: Why is Social Life "Capital"? Sociological Theory 22 (3):504-524.
Raymond L. Bryant (2005). Nongovernmental Organizations in Enviromental Struggles: Politics and Making Moral Capital in the Philippines. Yale University Press.
Daniel Little (1986). Historical Materialism and Capital. Topoi 5 (2):187-196.
Wilfred Dolfsma, Rene van der Eijk & Albert Jolink (2009). On a Source of Social Capital: Gift Exchange. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 89 (3):315 - 329.
Bradford Verter (2003). Spiritual Capital: Theorizing Religion with Bourdieu Against Bourdieu. Sociological Theory 21 (2):150-174.
David Pastoriza, Miguel A. Ariño & Joan E. Ricart (2009). Creating an Ethical Work Context: A Pathway to Generate Social Capital in the Firm. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 88 (3):477 - 489.
Piotr Boltuc (2008). Philosophy and Thin Social Capital. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 22:44-50.
Joseph B. R. Gaie (2004). The Ethics of Medical Involvement in Capital Punishment: A Philosophical Discussion. Kluwer Academic.
Jeff Faux (2005). Political and Moral Implications of Global Capital Mobility. Journal of Catholic Social Thought 2 (1):153-169.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads10 ( #206,393 of 1,696,433 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #241,811 of 1,696,433 )
How can I increase my downloads?