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American CredoThe Place of Ideas in US Politics$
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Michael Foley

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232673

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.001.0001

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Morality

Morality

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(p.154) 7 Morality
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American Credo
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Michael Foley (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0008

This chapter examines moral sensitivity in American society. It argues that American public life is pervaded by a profusion of moral reference points and by a drive to justify attitudes and actions through recourse to moral criteria. It is this level of moral consciousness in political exchange and argumentation that distinguishes the United States from other western democracies and which gives the conduct of American politics its distinctive character. God as a ubiquitous reference point in American culture, religion and politics, religion and the moral foundations of democracy are discussed.

Keywords:   moral sensitivity, American politics, society, religion, democracy, Puritanism

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