Social Morality and Civil Society
Tracy’s identification of a kind of social instinct in man plays a large part in his account of how society and social progress are possible. But there remained critical problems, for both social theory and political practice, concerning how to reconcile individual and social interests. How was it possible to identify and counteract those desires and actions which are antisocial, or destructive of the liberty and happiness of one’s fellow citizens? To what extent could education, in the broadest sense, encourage certain kinds of desires and weaken or repress others?
KeywordsMoral Education Social Morality Moral Sentiment Dishonest Behaviour Social Instinct
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