Indignation: Psychology, Politics, Law

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Indignation: Psychology, Politics, Law

Citable link to this page

 

 
Title: Indignation: Psychology, Politics, Law
Author: Sunstein, Cass Robert; Kahneman, Daniel

Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.

Citation: Cass R. Sunstein & Daniel Kahneman, Indignation: Psychology, Politics, Law (John M. Olin Program in Law & Economics Working Paper No. 346, 2007).
Full Text & Related Files:
Abstract: Moral intuitions operate in much the same way as other intuitions do; what makes the moral domain is distinctive is its foundations in the emotions, beliefs, and response tendencies that define indignation. The intuitive system of cognition, System I, is typically responsible for indignation; the more reflective system, System II, may or may not provide an override. Moral dumbfounding and moral numbness are often a product of moral intuitions that people are unable to justify. An understanding of indignation helps to explain the operation of the many phenomena of interest to law and politics: the outrage heuristic, the centrality of harm, the role of reference states, moral framing, and the act-omission distinction. Because of the operation of indignation, it is extremely difficult for people to achieve coherence in their moral intuitions. Legal and political institutions usually aspire to be deliberative, and to pay close attention to System II; but even in deliberative institutions, System I can make some compelling demands.
Published Version: http://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/law_and_economics/263/
Other Sources: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1002707
Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Open Access Policy Articles, as set forth at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-of-use#OAP
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12921739
Downloads of this work:

Show full Dublin Core record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

 
 

Search DASH


Advanced Search
 
 

Submitters