An Integrative Model of Moral Deliberation

An Integrative Model of Moral Deliberation

by J. Jeffrey Tillman

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An Integrative Model of Moral Deliberation maintains that current models of moral deliberation do not effectively deal with contemporary moral complexity because they are based on an inadequate theory of moral cognition. Drawing on research in neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, social theory, and dual process cognitive theory and on the work of William James, this book develops a theory of moral cognition which provides a major role for aesthetic sensibilities and upon this theory develops a robust model of moral deliberation. This model portrays moral deliberation as a back and forth movement between intuitive and analytic cognitions, which constructs narrative scenarios and then assesses and revises them according to aesthetic sensibilities.

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ISBN-13: 9781137490216
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/22/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

J. Jeffrey Tillman is Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of Graduate Studies at the Wichita Falls Campus of Wayland Baptist University, Texas, US

Table of Contents

1—The Problems of Contemporary Moral Deliberation

Five Styles of Moral Deliberation

An Inadequate Model of Human Cognition

2-Human Embodiment and Moral Deliberation

Stumbling Over Embodiment

Evolutionary Theory and Humanity

Brain Structure and Brain Function

Neurotransmitters—Rewards And Aversions


Non-Conscious Cognition

Fundamental Routines of Survival

Embodiment and Ethics

3-Human Sociability and Moral Deliberation

The Ability to be Social

The Dynamics of Human Socialization

Evolution and Social Groups

Social Deliberation about Ethics

4-Dual Process Theories and Moral Deliberation

History of Decision Making Theory

Dual Process Theories of Cognition

Dual Process Theory and Moral Decision Making

The Problems of Current Dual Process Moral Theory

5-Type 2 Moral Cognition

Deductive Reasoning



Coherence-Based Reasoning

Assessment of Type 2 Moral Reasoning

6-Type 1 Moral Cognition

Characterization of Type 1 Processing William James and Type 1 Cognition A Jamesian Model of Moral Cognition Aesthetic Moral Cognition7-Narrative And Moral Deliberation

Type 2 Processes and Narrative Interpretation

Type 2 Narrative and Applied Ethics

Type 1 Narrative Construction and Interpretation

Type 1 Moral Deliberation Using Narratives

8— Dual Processes Interacting in Moral Deliberation

Reflective Equilibrium

Perceptual Equilibrium

William James, Conceptual Translation, and the Mediating Attitude

A Dual Process Model of Moral Deliberation

An Abbreviated Illustration of the Model The Importance of Aesthetic Sensibilities9-ConclusionEndnotesSelected Bibliography


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