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Moral Psychology, Volume 1: The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and Innateness

Moral Psychology, Volume 1: The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and Innateness

by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong


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ISBN-13: 9780262195614
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Series: Bradford Books Series
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics at Duke University and the editor of the previous volumes of Moral Psychology, all published by the MIT Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction   Walter Sinnott-Armstrong     xiii
Naturalizing Ethics   Owen Flanagan   Hagop Sarkissian   David Wong     1
Three Cheers for Naturalistic Ethics   William D. Casebeer     27
Response to Duke Naturalists   Michael Ruse     33
Naturalism Relativized?   Peter Railton     37
What Is the Nature of Morality? A Response to Casebeer, Railton, and Ruse   Owen Flanagan   Hagop Harkissian   David Wong     45
Can a General Deontic Logic Capture the Facts of Human Moral Reasoning? How the Mind Interprets Social Exchange Rules and Detects Cheaters   Leda Cosmides   John Tooby     53
Ought We to Abandon a Domain-General Treatment of "Ought"?   Ron Mallon     121
Can Evolutionary Psychology Assist Logicians? A Reply to Mallon   Leda Cosmides   John Tooby     131
Comment on Cosmides and Tooby   Jerry Fodor     137
When Falsification Strikes: A Reply to Fodor   Leda Cosmides   John Tooby     143
Moral Sentiments Relating to Incest: Discerning Adaptations from By-products   Debra Lieberman     165
Edward Westermarck on the Meaningof "Moral"   Arthur P. Wolf     191
Aversions, Sentiments, Moral Judgments, and Taboos   Richard Joyce     195
Response to Joyce and Wolf   Debra Lieberman     205
Kindness, Fidelity, and Other Sexually Selected Virtues   Geoffrey Miller     209
Why Moral Virtues Are Probably Not Sexual Adaptations   Catherine Driscoll     245
The Conflict-Resolution Theory of Virtue   Oliver Curry     251
Response to Comments   Geoffrey Miller     263
Symbolic Thought and the Evolution of Human Morality   Peter Ulric Tse     269
A Just-So Story for Symbolic Thought? Comment on Tse   Michael R. Dietrich     299
Morality and the Capacity for Symbolic Cognition: Comment on Tse   Kathleen Wallace     303
Reply to Dietrich and Wallace   Peter Ulric Tse     315
Nativism and Moral Psychology: Three Models of the Innate Structure That Shapes the Contents of Moral Norms   Chandra Sekhar Sripada     319
Using a Linguistic Analogy to Study Morality   Gilbert Harman     345
The Poverty of the Moral Stimulus   John Mikhail     353
Reply to Harman and Mikhail   Chandra Sekhar Sripada     361
Is Morality Innate?   Jesse J. Prinz     367
How Not to Argue That Morality Isn't Innate: Comments on Prinz   Susan Dwyer     407
The Nativism Debate and Moral Philosophy: Comments on Prinz   Valerie Tiberius     419
Reply to Dwyer and Tiberius   Jesse J. Prinz     427
References     441
Contributors     497
Index to Volume 1     499
Index to Volume 2     327
Index to Volume 3     557

What People are Saying About This

Peter Singer

Moral Psychology is a remarkable publishing achievement. Sinnott-Armstrong has a real talent for drawing together the cutting-edge researchers in the field, and letting them present their positions and challenge each other.These three substantial volumes cover many of the newer and more exciting issues being raised in ethics and moral psychology today. Essential reading for anyone who wants to know where the field is heading.

Stephen Stich

In the last decade moral psychology has been transformed into one of the most interesting and important areas of interdisciplinary research — a field where philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and economists interact productively. Recent theories and findings have generated a genuine and justified sense of intellectual excitement. If you want to see what all the excitement is about, this book is a great place to start.

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