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1st Edition

Moral Inferences

ISBN 9781138937987
Published January 24, 2017 by Psychology Press
220 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Tage Rai

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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.