In the Thick of Moral Motivation

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John Turri
University of Waterloo
Wesley Buckwalter
University of Pittsburgh
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We accomplish three things in this paper. First, we provide evidence that the motivational internalism/externalism debate in moral psychology could be a false dichotomy born of ambiguity. Second, we provide further evidence for a crucial distinction between two different categories of belief in folk psychology: thick belief and thin belief. Third, we demonstrate how careful attention to deep features of folk psychology can help diagnose and defuse seemingly intractable philosophical disagreement in metaethics.
Keywords moral motivation  folk psychology  belief  experimental philosophy  metaethics  entailment thesis  verbal dispute
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DOI 10.1007/s13164-016-0306-3
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