Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (2):269-286 (2014)

Authors
Koji Tanaka
Australian National University
Glen Pettigrove
University of Glasgow
Abstract
Although theorists disagree about precisely how to characterize the link between anger and moral judgment, that they are linked is routinely taken for granted in contemporary metaethics and philosophy of emotion. One problem with this assumption is that it ignores virtues like patience, which thinkers as different as Cassian, Śāntideva, and Maimonides have argued are characteristic of mature moral agents. The patient neither experience nor plan to experience anger in response to (at least some) wrongs. Nevertheless, we argue, they remain capable of judging such actions to be wrong. This indicates that a different account of the relationship between anger and moral judgment is required. We conclude by proposing one such account, showing how a metaethicist who was more attentive to the normative ethics of anger might set about reconstructing her position.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00048402.2013.795990
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,677
External links

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

Thinking How to Live.Allan Gibbard - 2003 - Harvard University Press.
On Liberty and Other Essays.John Stuart Mill (ed.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press.

View all 55 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Anger and Morality.Benoît Dubreuil - 2015 - Topoi 34 (2):475-482.
Passionate Speech: On the Uses and Abuses of Anger in Public Debate.Alessandra Tanesini - 2021 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 89:153-176.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Morality of Achilles: Anger as A Moral Emotion.Adam Wallwork - 2014 - Indoensian Journal of International and Comparative Law 1 (2):333-365.
Anger and Morality.Benoît Dubreuil - 2015 - Topoi 34 (2):475-482.
Meekness and 'Moral' Anger.Glen Pettigrove - 2012 - Ethics 122 (2):341-370.
Do Negative Mood States Impact Moral Reasoning?Brian Barger & W. Pitt Derryberry - 2013 - Journal of Moral Education 42 (4):443-459.
Beyond Moral Judgment.Alice Crary - 2007 - Harvard University Press.
Moral Bystanders and the Virtue of Forgiveness.Linda Radzik - 2010 - In Christopher R. Allers & Marieke Smit (eds.), Forgiveness in Perspective. Rodopi. pp. 66--69.
Anti-Corporate Anger as a Form of Care-Based Moral Agency.Sheldene Simola - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 94 (S2):255 - 269.
The Moral Status of Anger: Thomas Aquinas and John Cassian.Michael Rota - 2007 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (3):395-418.
Great Anger.Anthony Cunningham - 2005 - The Dalhousie Review 85 (3).
What is Involved in Forgiving?Paul M. Hughes - 1997 - Philosophia 25 (1-4):33-49.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-10-19

Total views
82 ( #126,019 of 2,432,204 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #115,215 of 2,432,204 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes