Morality and psychology

Philosophy Compass 2 (1):46–55 (2007)
This article briefly discusses the connection between moral philosophy and moral psychology, and then explores three intriguing areas of inquiry that fall within the intersection of the two fields. The areas of inquiry considered focus on (1) debates concerning the nature of moral judgments and moral motivation; (2) debates concerning good and bad character traits and character-based explanations of actions; and (3) debates concerning the role of moral rules in guiding the morally wise agent.
Keywords moral motivation  character  moral rules
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2006.00055.x
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