Journal of Business Ethics 81 (2):323-341 (2008)

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Robert Edward Freeman
University of Virginia
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We review both the aspects of values-related research that complicate ideations of what we ought to do, as well as the psychological impediments to forming beliefs about the way things are. We find that more traditional moral theories are without solid empirical footing in the psychology of human values. Consequently, we revise the notion of values to align with their socially symbolic utility in self-affirmation and reformulate our understandings of moral agency to allow for the practicalities of context, circumstance, and connectedness. We close by discussing the research and practical implications for these revisions
Keywords moral agency  moral values  self-deception  moral psychology
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-007-9497-y
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