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Moral Inferences

1st Edition

Edited by Jean-Francois Bonnefon, Bastien Trémolière

Psychology Press

214 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Moral Inferences is the first volume to thoroughly explore the relationship between morality and reasoning. Drawing on the expertise of world-leading researchers, this text provides ground-breaking insight into the importance of studying these distinct fields together.

The volume integrates the latest research into morality with current theories in reasoning to consider the prominent role reasoning plays in everyday moral judgements. Featuring contributions on topics such as moral arguments, causal models, and dual process theory, this text provides a new perspectives on previous studies, encouraging researchers to adopt a more integrated approach in the future.

Moral Inferences will be essential reading for students and researchers of moral psychology, specifically those interested in reasoning, rationality and decision-making.

Table of Contents

Moral Inferences

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Jean-François Bonnefon & Bastien Trémolière


  3. Is morality unified, and does this matter for moral reasoning?
  4. Geoffrey P. Goodwin

  5. Causal Models Mediate Moral Inferences
  6. Michael Waldmann, Alex Wiegmann and Jonas Nagel

  7. The shadow and the tree: inference and transformation of cognitive content in psychology of moral judgment
  8. Edward Royzman & John Paul Hagan


  9. Reasons-based moral judgment and the erotetic theory
  10. Philipp Koralus and Mark Alfano

  11. The power of moral arguments
  12. Mercier, Castelain, Hamid andMar´ın Picado

  13. Dual processes and conflict during moral and logical reasoning: a case for utilitarian intuitions?
  14. Wim De Neys and Michal Bialek

  15. Utilitarian vs. deontological reasoning: method, results, and theory
  16. Jonathan Baron


  17. Archimedes in the lab: Can science identify good moral reasoning?
  18. Regina Rini and Tommaso Bruni

  19. Rationalization in Moral and Philosophical Thought
  20. Eric Schwitzgebel and Jonathan Ellis

  21. Exile of the accidental witch: Character and intention in an uncertain social world

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About the Editors

Jean-François Bonnefon is a Senior Research Scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Bastien Trémolière is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Québec, Canada.

About the Series

Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning is a series of edited books which will reflect the state of the art in areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of thinking processes.

Each volume will be tightly focussed on a particular topic and will consist of from seven to ten chapters contributed by international experts. The editors of individual volumes will be leading figures in their areas and will provide an introductory overview.

Example topics include thinking and working memory, visual imagery in problem solving, evolutionary approaches to thinking, cognitive processes in planning, creative thinking, decision making processes, pathologies of thinking, individual differences, neuropsychological approaches and applications of thinking research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology