Moral orientation and moral development [1987]

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When one looks at an ambiguous figure like the drawing that can be seen as a young or old woman, or the image of the vase and the faces, one initially sees it in only one way. Yet even after seeing it in both ways, one way often seems more compelling. This phenomenon reflects the laws of perceptual organization that favor certain modes of visual grouping. But it also suggests a tendency to view reality as unequivocal and thus to argue that there is one right or better way of seeing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJustice and Care
Subtitle of host publicationEssential Readings in Feminist Ethics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429968013
ISBN (Print)9780813321622
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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