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.
Jean-Francois Bonnefon is a Senior Research Scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Bastien Tremoliere is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Quebec, Canada.
Moral Inferences Table of contents Introduction Jean-Francois Bonnefon & Bastien Tremoliere PART 1: INPUTS Is morality unified, and does this matter for moral reasoning? Geoffrey P. Goodwin Causal Models Mediate Moral Inferences Michael Waldmann, Alex Wiegmann and Jonas Nagel The shadow and the tree: inference and transformation of cognitive content in psychology of moral judgment Edward Royzman & John Paul Hagan PART 2: PROCESSES Reasons-based moral judgment and the erotetic theory Philipp Koralus and Mark Alfano The power of moral arguments Mercier, Castelain, Hamid andMar'in Picado Dual processes and conflict during moral and logical reasoning: a case for utilitarian intuitions? Wim De Neys and Michal Bialek Utilitarian vs. deontological reasoning: method, results, and theory Jonathan Baron PART 3: OUTPUTS Archimedes in the lab: Can science identify good moral reasoning? Regina Rini and Tommaso Bruni Rationalization in Moral and Philosophical Thought Eric Schwitzgebel and Jonathan Ellis Exile of the accidental witch: Character and intention in an uncertain social world Tage Rai