Moral Persuasion and the Diversity of Fictions

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94 (3):269-289 (2013)
Abstract
Narrative representations can change our moral actions and thoughts, for better or for worse. In this article, I develop a theory of fictions' capacity for moral education and moral corruption that is fully sensitive to the diversity of fictions. Specifically, I argue that the way a fiction influences our moral actions and thoughts importantly depends on its genre. This theory promises new insights into practical ethical debates over pornography and media violence.
Keywords moral education  fiction  narrative  imagination  genre  persuasion  media violence  moral psychology
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