TITLE

Developing Moral Imagination and the Influence of Belief

AUTHOR(S)
Pask, E.
PUB. DATE
May 1997
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;May97, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p202
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Moral imagination has been described by Murdoch as ‘a way of seeing’. The focus of concern here is the influence of belief upon moral imagination and those attitudes that are needed if moral imagination is to be developed. The perspective adopted endorses a Humean recognition of the potent influence of personal experience upon those beliefs that are held, and therefore upon how we see the world. Kantian commitment to the power of the will, and to the ability of individuals to choose who they wish to be, allows room for optimism, a view which is supported by the findings of Liaschenko. The core of the nursing universe is the individual nurse and the beliefs he/she holds about him//herself and nursing.
ACCESSION #
7392901

 

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