Kognityvioji psichologija ir moralės filosofija: Ar tvirtos kognityvinės ir moralinės raidos paralelės?

Translated title of the contribution: Cognitive psychology and moral philosophy: On the implied parallelism between cognitive and moral development

Mindaugas Briedis, Evaldas Kazlauskas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The analysis presented in the article is devoted to the implied parallelism between cognitive and moral development. We discuss whether these universal aspects of human development are fundamentally interrelated, and if the answer is yes, then how this is possible. in order to reach our tasks, we refer to the widely known theory of cognitive and moral development formulated by Lawrence Kohlberg who was directly influenced by the prominent Swiss scientist Jean Piaget. Kohlberg's theory of moral development emphasizes cognitive processes as the key component in moral judgments. Development of cognitive abilities has a huge impact on moral development. Although Kohlberg's stages of moral development enable to structure cognitive and in a broader sense the psychological processes and probably help to predict moral actions, there are a number of weak arguments in his theory which we discuss in thes article. Presentation of Kohlberg's theory, as well as its revision, and critics are the key points of the article. A juxtaposition of moral philosophy and cognitive psychology reveals new trends in the analysis of relevant moral issues, while the main focus of these different fields is still contradictory - Human cognitive processes and moral maturity. Utilization of cognitive psychology defining moral issues while using cognitive methods definitely broadens the scope of cognitive psychology, and contributes to moral philosophy. the interdisciplinary approach to psychology and philosophy which we choose in the article enables us to confront the complex issues of cognition and the moral problems using different approaches, and at the same time we conclude that this discussion contributes to a broader understanding of the role and boundaries of both psychology and philosophy.

Original languageLithuanian
Pages (from-to)150-161
Number of pages12
JournalProblemos
Volume74
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Parallelism
Moral philosophy
Moral Development
Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Development
Psychology
Philosophy
Cognitive Processes
Human Development
Cognition
Jean Piaget
Moral Judgment
Cognitive Ability
Contradictory
Psychological
Maturity
Juxtaposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

Cite this

Kognityvioji psichologija ir moralės filosofija : Ar tvirtos kognityvinės ir moralinės raidos paralelės? / Briedis, Mindaugas; Kazlauskas, Evaldas.

In: Problemos, Vol. 74, 2008, p. 150-161.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{e4d97f891d804b05817188b8e1b43b06,
title = "Kognityvioji psichologija ir moralės filosofija: Ar tvirtos kognityvinės ir moralinės raidos paralelės?",
abstract = "The analysis presented in the article is devoted to the implied parallelism between cognitive and moral development. We discuss whether these universal aspects of human development are fundamentally interrelated, and if the answer is yes, then how this is possible. in order to reach our tasks, we refer to the widely known theory of cognitive and moral development formulated by Lawrence Kohlberg who was directly influenced by the prominent Swiss scientist Jean Piaget. Kohlberg's theory of moral development emphasizes cognitive processes as the key component in moral judgments. Development of cognitive abilities has a huge impact on moral development. Although Kohlberg's stages of moral development enable to structure cognitive and in a broader sense the psychological processes and probably help to predict moral actions, there are a number of weak arguments in his theory which we discuss in thes article. Presentation of Kohlberg's theory, as well as its revision, and critics are the key points of the article. A juxtaposition of moral philosophy and cognitive psychology reveals new trends in the analysis of relevant moral issues, while the main focus of these different fields is still contradictory - Human cognitive processes and moral maturity. Utilization of cognitive psychology defining moral issues while using cognitive methods definitely broadens the scope of cognitive psychology, and contributes to moral philosophy. the interdisciplinary approach to psychology and philosophy which we choose in the article enables us to confront the complex issues of cognition and the moral problems using different approaches, and at the same time we conclude that this discussion contributes to a broader understanding of the role and boundaries of both psychology and philosophy.",
keywords = "Cognitive development, Moral development, Moral philosophy, Psychology, Stages of development",
author = "Mindaugas Briedis and Evaldas Kazlauskas",
year = "2008",
language = "Lithuanian",
volume = "74",
pages = "150--161",
journal = "Problemos",
issn = "1392-1126",
publisher = "Vilnius university",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Kognityvioji psichologija ir moralės filosofija

T2 - Ar tvirtos kognityvinės ir moralinės raidos paralelės?

AU - Briedis, Mindaugas

AU - Kazlauskas, Evaldas

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - The analysis presented in the article is devoted to the implied parallelism between cognitive and moral development. We discuss whether these universal aspects of human development are fundamentally interrelated, and if the answer is yes, then how this is possible. in order to reach our tasks, we refer to the widely known theory of cognitive and moral development formulated by Lawrence Kohlberg who was directly influenced by the prominent Swiss scientist Jean Piaget. Kohlberg's theory of moral development emphasizes cognitive processes as the key component in moral judgments. Development of cognitive abilities has a huge impact on moral development. Although Kohlberg's stages of moral development enable to structure cognitive and in a broader sense the psychological processes and probably help to predict moral actions, there are a number of weak arguments in his theory which we discuss in thes article. Presentation of Kohlberg's theory, as well as its revision, and critics are the key points of the article. A juxtaposition of moral philosophy and cognitive psychology reveals new trends in the analysis of relevant moral issues, while the main focus of these different fields is still contradictory - Human cognitive processes and moral maturity. Utilization of cognitive psychology defining moral issues while using cognitive methods definitely broadens the scope of cognitive psychology, and contributes to moral philosophy. the interdisciplinary approach to psychology and philosophy which we choose in the article enables us to confront the complex issues of cognition and the moral problems using different approaches, and at the same time we conclude that this discussion contributes to a broader understanding of the role and boundaries of both psychology and philosophy.

AB - The analysis presented in the article is devoted to the implied parallelism between cognitive and moral development. We discuss whether these universal aspects of human development are fundamentally interrelated, and if the answer is yes, then how this is possible. in order to reach our tasks, we refer to the widely known theory of cognitive and moral development formulated by Lawrence Kohlberg who was directly influenced by the prominent Swiss scientist Jean Piaget. Kohlberg's theory of moral development emphasizes cognitive processes as the key component in moral judgments. Development of cognitive abilities has a huge impact on moral development. Although Kohlberg's stages of moral development enable to structure cognitive and in a broader sense the psychological processes and probably help to predict moral actions, there are a number of weak arguments in his theory which we discuss in thes article. Presentation of Kohlberg's theory, as well as its revision, and critics are the key points of the article. A juxtaposition of moral philosophy and cognitive psychology reveals new trends in the analysis of relevant moral issues, while the main focus of these different fields is still contradictory - Human cognitive processes and moral maturity. Utilization of cognitive psychology defining moral issues while using cognitive methods definitely broadens the scope of cognitive psychology, and contributes to moral philosophy. the interdisciplinary approach to psychology and philosophy which we choose in the article enables us to confront the complex issues of cognition and the moral problems using different approaches, and at the same time we conclude that this discussion contributes to a broader understanding of the role and boundaries of both psychology and philosophy.

KW - Cognitive development

KW - Moral development

KW - Moral philosophy

KW - Psychology

KW - Stages of development

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=61449450567&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=61449450567&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:61449450567

VL - 74

SP - 150

EP - 161

JO - Problemos

JF - Problemos

SN - 1392-1126

ER -