Moral Development
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"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it" - L.C.
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Research » Frans de Waal: Moral Behavior in Animals

Research » Frans de Waal: Moral Behavior in Animals | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"TED Talks Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait."

 

In animals we have the opportunity to analyze a system of morality free from doctrine.  Observation and research seem to be demonstrating that qualities such as empathy and fairness are not uniquely human.  While humans and other species do have their distinct differences, how can we honor the dignity of species besides our own?

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Mariana Soffer's comment, June 16, 2012 10:46 AM
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»» Rafe Esquith: The 6 Levels of Moral Development

"In this clip, Rafe Esquith -- one of America's most famous teachers and the author of 'Lighting Their Fires' -- discusses his use of Lawrence Kohlberg's 6 levels of moral development with his students. By challenging his children to understand the motivation behind their own behaviour, Esquith is able to achieve a remarkable level of discipline that is based solely on the children's respect for themselves, and one another."

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