Mind and Morals: Essays on Ethics and Cognitive Science

Paperback | January 17, 1996

EditorLarry May, Andy Clark, Marilyn Friedman

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The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections between moral philosophy and research that draws upon neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology. This cross-disciplinary interchange coincides, not accidentally, with the renewed interest in ethical naturalism.

In order to understand the nature and limits of moral reasoning, many new ethical naturalists look to cognitive science for an account of how people actually reason. At the same time, many cognitive scientists have become increasingly interested in moral reasoning as a complex form of human cognition that challenges their theoretical models. The result of this collaborative, and often critical, interchange is an exciting intellectual ferment at the frontiers of research into human mentality.

Sections and Contributors:

Ethics NaturalizedOwen Flanagan, Mark L. Johnson, Virginia Held

Moral Judgments, Representations, and PrototypesPaul M. Churchland, Andy Clark, Peggy DesAutels, Ruth Garrett Millikan

Moral EmotionsRobert M. Gordon, Alvin I. Goldman, John Deigh, Naomi Scheman

Agency and ResponsibilityJames P. Sterba, Susan Khin-Zaw, Helen E. Longino, Michael E. Bratman

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The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections between moral philosophy and research that draws upon neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology. This cross-disciplinary interchange coincides, not accidentally, with the renewed interest in ethical naturalism.In order to understand the nature an...

Andy Clark is Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex. Edward D. Mansfield is Hum Rosen Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Power, Trade, and War and International Conflict and the Global Economy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:January 17, 1996Publisher:The MIT Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262631652

ISBN - 13:9780262631655

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