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Handbook of ValuePerspectives from Economics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology$
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Tobias Brosch and David Sander

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198716600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716600.001.0001

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Societal origins of values and evaluative feelings

Societal origins of values and evaluative feelings

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(p.175) Chapter 9 Societal origins of values and evaluative feelings
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Handbook of Value
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Christian von Scheve

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716600.003.0009

This chapter departs from the assumption that feelings and emotions are critical to understand the emergence of human values and value pluralism, as well as their influence on social action. This perspective is elaborated by a review of the literature on the emergence of values, in particular of scholarship emphasizing the role of feelings in the genesis of values and value commitments. The chapter then discusses recent developments in theories of moral judgment, in particular works suggesting universal domains in which moral values arise. Acknowledging that intuitive moral feelings play a critical role in these accounts, it is suggested that these feelings are not limited to, or originate from, specific universal domains of morality. Finally, this perspective is corroborated by constructionist accounts of emotion suggesting that evaluative feelings can be tied to arbitrary domains of social life and can become widely shared within societies.

Keywords:   sociality, values, evaluative feelings, rituals, practices, constructionism

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