moral sense

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Noun1.Moral sense - motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actionsmoral sense - motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
superego - (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality - motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
small voice, voice of conscience, wee small voice - an inner voice that judges your behavior
sense of duty, sense of shame - a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
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Gill examines Anthony Ashley Cooper's (the third Earl of Shaftesbury) ontological distinction between a moral sense theory and rationalism.
Finally, he interprets the work of Donald Campbell on social evolution, David Gauthier's reading of morality as long-term serf-interest, and Allan Gibbard's attempt to revive moral sense theory as examples of the third.