Journal of Moral Philosophy 5 (2008) 361–383 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/174552408X369718 JOURNAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY www.brill.nl/jmp Personal Integrity, Morality and Psychological Well-Being: Justifying the Demands of Morality * Lorraine Besser-Jones Department of Philosophy, Middlebury College Twilight Hall, Middlebury, V T 05753, USA email@example.com Abstract Most moral theories purport to make claims upon agents, yet often it is not clear why those claims are ones that can be justiﬁ ably demanded of agents. In this paper, I develop a justiﬁ cation of moral requirements that explains why it is that morality makes legitimate claims on agents. Th is justiﬁ cation is grounded in the idea that there is an essential connection between morality and psychological well-being. I go on to suggest how, using this justiﬁ cation as a springboard, we might be able to develop a viable theory of moral requirements that maintains the strict and demanding status we take to be distinctive of moral requirements, yet avoids worries of alienation. Keywords alienation, moral motivation, obligation, personal integrity, pride, well-being Most of us know what it feels like to be pulled by morality: to feel that we should do the right thing; to feel driven
Journal of Moral Philosophy – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2008
Keywords: OBLIGATION; MORAL MOTIVATION; PERSONAL INTEGRITY; PRIDE; WELL-BEING; ALIENATION
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