The Methods of Ethics. Conflicts Built to Last.

Publication Year:
2008
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4058
Author(s):
Eriksson, Björn
conference paper description
An impressive amount of evidence from psychology, cognitive neurology, evolutionary psychology and primatology seems to be converging on a ‘dual process’ model of moral or practical (in the philosophical sense) psychology according to which our practical judgments are generated by two distinct processes, one ‘emotive-intuitive’ and one ‘cognitive-utilitarian’. In this paper I approach the dual process model from several directions, trying to shed light on various aspects of our moral and practical lives.