Perceiving Sympathetically: Moral Perception, Embodiment, and Medical Ethics

  title={Perceiving Sympathetically: Moral Perception, Embodiment, and Medical Ethics},
  author={J. Jeremy Wisnewski},
  journal={Journal of Medical Humanities},
  • J. Wisnewski
  • Published 12 July 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Humanities
In recent literature on moral perception, much attention has been paid to questions about the relationship between metaethical commitments and moral experience. Far less attention has been paid to the nature of moral perception, its context-sensitivity, and the role it might play in carrying out everyday tasks with decency and care. I would like to reflect on just these features of moral perception in the context of healthcare. I will argue that healthcare providers do in fact have at least an… 

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