Moral Psychology: The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Brain Disorders, and Development

Moral Psychology: The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Brain Disorders, and Development

by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262693550

ISBN-13: 9780262693554

Pub. Date: 01/31/2008

Publisher: MIT Press

For much of the twentieth century, philosophy and science went their separate ways. In moral philosophy, fear of the so-called naturalistic fallacy kept moral philosophers from incorporating developments in biology and psychology. Since the 1990s, however, many philosophers have drawn on recent advances in cognitive psychology, brain science, and evolutionary

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For much of the twentieth century, philosophy and science went their separate ways. In moral philosophy, fear of the so-called naturalistic fallacy kept moral philosophers from incorporating developments in biology and psychology. Since the 1990s, however, many philosophers have drawn on recent advances in cognitive psychology, brain science, and evolutionary psychology to inform their work. This collaborative trend is especially strong in moral philosophy, and these three volumes bring together some of the most innovative work by both philosophers and psychologists in this emerging interdisciplinary field. The neuroscience of morality is in its infancy, with the first brain imaging studies of moral development undertaken only in 2001.

The contributors to volume 3 sample the best work in this very new field, discussing a variety of approaches, including functional imaging, lesion studies, abnormal psychology, and developmental neuroscience. Each chapter includes an essay, comments on the essay by other scholars, and a reply by the author(s) of the original essay. Topics include the neural basis of moral emotions and moral judgments as well as comparisons of normal adult moral judgments with those made by children, adolescents, and people with psychopathy, brain damage, and autism.

Contributors to volume
3: Abigail Baird, William Casebeer, Cordelia Fine, Nathan Fox,
Uta Frith, Jordan Grafman, Joshua Greene, Catherine Hynes, Fatima Azavedo Ignacio,
Richard Joyce, Jerome Kagan, Leonard Katz, Kent Kiehl, Jeanette Kennett, Melanie
Killen, Daniel Lapsley, Heidi Maibom, Victoria McGeer, John Mikhail, Jorge Moll,
Shaun Nichols, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, Adina Roskies, Jana Schaich Borg, Katrina
Sifferd, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael Smith, Mark Timmons, Frederick de
Vignemont, Paul Whalen, Roland Zahn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262693554
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/31/2008
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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