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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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FREITAS, Lia Beatriz de Lucca. From a non-moral world to the possibility of a moral action. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1999, vol.12, n.2, pp. 447-458. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79721999000200013.

In the young Piaget’s research project we can observe that, besides constructing a theory of knowledge based on Biology, he also sought to establish a theory of morality. Through the analysis of his written texts on moral issues and in taking into consideration all his witings, we ascertain that his initial project on morality remained clearly unfinished. However, the analysis of Piaget’s concepts of his moral theory shows that part of this project was already developed: Piaget tried to establish the necessary conditions (but nevertheless not sufficient) for the moral action. The main aim of this paper is to highlight which are these conditions, according to Piaget.

Keywords : Ethics; moral development; moral feelings.

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