Jones, William Thomas (1983) Roles, role modulations and differential moral assessment of role performance. Humanities Working Paper, 80. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20090915-141801394
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This paper is a further development of the second section of Social Science Working Paper Number 410. I argue here that disagreements over how well or how ill someone has performed in some social role are affected by a widespread tendency to confuse public and private roles. Those who assess performance in a given role by the standards appropriate for private roles will never agree with those who assess the same performance by the standards appropriate for public roles. I illustrate this thesis by examining differing evaluations of a number of typical policy decisions. While I do not expect that this discussion will terminate all such disagreements, I hope it may help disputants to understand what it is they are disagreeing about.
|Item Type:||Report or Paper (Working Paper)|
|Group:||Humanities Working Papers|
|Official Citation:||Jones, W.T. Roles, role modulations and differential moral assessment of role performance. Pasadena, CA: California Institute of Technology, 1983. Humanities Working Paper, No. 80.|
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|Deposited By:||Lindsay Cleary|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2009 16:24|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 11:22|
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