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Ethical Fading and Biased Assessments of Fairness
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Centre for Applied Ethics.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis I present and discuss the phenomenon of ethical fading, and its association with biased assessment of a fair action. Ethical fading is an intuitive, self-deceptive, unconscious mechanism by which even morally competent agents are lead to disregard the ethical consequences of a particular choice. In engaging in this psychological mechanism, I argue, agents are also presupposing a biased assessment of entitlement. This biased assessment of fairness is intentionally dubious, and to be found in decision frames and reinforced by contexts. In the final part of the work I present an applied ethics case to show how ethical fading may be a quite prevalent pattern of behavior.

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Institutionen för religion och kultur , 2007. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Ethical fading, unethical behavior, fairness, entitlement, biased judgments
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-9757ISRN: LIU-CTE-AE-EX--07/20--SEOAI: diva2:24139
Available from: 2007-09-12 Created: 2007-09-12

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