Revisiting the Moral Domain

Sibylle Artz, University of Victoria

Building on Magnuson's (1999, 2002) analysis of MacIntyre's (1984) ethical theory and the goals of social experience described in social interdependence theory, this article examines the moral stance of girls who use violence and suggests that, rather than decribing these girls as delayed in their moral development or deviant from the expected stance for females, they may be anchored in a competitive rather than a cooperative or individualistic stance and therefore acting in a morally coherent though not socially conventional way.

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