Isaac Wiegman Washington University in St. Louis
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  • PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014.

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  1. Isaac Wiegman (forthcoming). The Evolution of Retribution: Intuitions Undermined. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
    Recent empirical work suggests that certain psychological processes produce deontological (or anti-consequentialist) intuitions. For instance, anger places value on actions of revenge and retribution, value that does not derive from the consequences of these actions. As a result, it contributes to the development of retributive intuitions (which are an instance of the broader category of deontological intuitions). If anger produces retributive intuitions because of their biological consequences (e.g. increased fitness), then these intuitions are not a good indicator that punishment has (...)
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