David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophia 40 (2):319-336 (2012)
Integrity is sometimes conceived in terms of the wholeness of the individual, such that persons who experience temptations or other sorts of inner conflicts, afflictions, or divisions of self would seem to lack integrity to a greater or lesser degree. I contrast this understanding of integrity—which I label psychological integrity —with a different conception which I call practical integrity . On the latter conception, persons can manifest integrity in spite of the various factors mentioned above, so long as they remain true to their commitments in action and deliberation. Although psychological harmony is one feature reasonably associated with integrity, I suggest that practical integrity captures other features of character and action often (and reasonably) related to ascriptions of integrity. Practical integrity remains possible even for those who must confront, manage, and control factors that give rise to various kinds of inner conflict.
|Keywords||Commitment Conflict Courage Integrity Temptation|
|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
Cheshire Calhoun (1995). Standing for Something. Journal of Philosophy 92 (5):235-260.
Cheshire Calhoun (2009). What Good is Commitment? Ethics 119 (4):613-641.
John Cottingham (2010). Integrity and Fragmentation. Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (1):2-14.
J. P. Day (1993). Temptation. American Philosophical Quarterly 30 (2):175 - 181.
Citations of this work BETA
Jill Hernandez (2013). The Integrity Objection, Reloaded. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 21 (2):145-162.
Similar books and articles
Greg Scherkoske (2013). Whither Integrity I: Recent Faces of Integrity1. Philosophy Compass 8 (1):28-39.
Greg Scherkoske (2010). Integrity and Moral Danger. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (3):335-358.
Carol V. A. Quinn (2009). On Integrity. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (2):189-197.
Alan Montefiore & David Vines (eds.) (1999). Integrity in the Public and Private Domains. Routledge.
Daryl Koehn (2005). Integrity as a Business Asset. Journal of Business Ethics 58 (1-3):125 - 136.
Christian Miller (2013). Integrity. In Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Blackwell. 1-11.
Christopher W. Gowans (1984). Integrity in the Corporation: The Plight of Corporate Product Advocates. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 3 (1):21 - 28.
Peter Olsthoorn (2009). A Critique of Integrity: Has a Commander a Moral Obligation to Uphold His Own Principles? Journal of Military Ethics 8 (2):90-104.
Scott Lichtenstein, Les Higgins & Pat Dade (2008). Engaging the Board: Integrity, Values and the Board Agenda. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 4 (1):79-98.
David M. Holley (2002). Self-Interest and Integrity. International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (1):5-22.
Carolyn McLeod (2005). How to Distinguish Autonomy From Integrity. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (1):107 - 133.
Sylvia Burrow (2012). Protecting One's Commitments: Integrity and Self-Defense. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (1):49-66.
Bernard E. Whitley & Patricia Keith-Spiegel (2001). Academic Integrity as an Institutional Issue. Ethics and Behavior 11 (3):325 – 342.
Greg Scherkoske (2013). Whither Integrity II: Integrity and Impartial Morality. Philosophy Compass 8 (1):40-52.
Added to index2011-10-21
Total downloads24 ( #75,747 of 1,100,083 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #127,210 of 1,100,083 )
How can I increase my downloads?