9. Moral Sentiments

  1. Didier Fassin
  1. C. Jason Throop

Published Online: 22 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118290620.ch9

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

How to Cite

Throop, C. J. (2012) Moral Sentiments, in A Companion to Moral Anthropology (ed D. Fassin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118290620.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of California Press, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, UCLA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656457

Online ISBN: 9781118290620



  • moral sentiments;
  • moral sentiments grounded in a cultural phenomenological approach;
  • realm of sentiment per se to sensibility, phenomenological to moral sensibilities;
  • complex temporal dynamics of moral modes, in everyday engagements;
  • the place of sentiment in Yapese moral life, moral sentiments and sensibilities;
  • moral sentiments and moral sense theory, sentiments, emotions and desires;
  • morality significantly tied to a disinterested operation of a sensus communis;
  • Nietzsche and the understandings of moral sentiments in philosophy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Moral Sentiments And Moral Sense Theory In Philosophy

  • On Being Internally Divided

  • Anthropology and Moral Sentiments

  • Toward a Cultural Phenomenology of Moral Experience

  • Moral Sensibilities in YAP

  • An Encounter with Suffering

  • Moral Breakdown, Sentiments, and Ethics of Suffering

  • Conclusion

  • References