Moral psychology: Empirical approaches

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2008)
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Abstract

Moral psychology investigates human functioning in moral contexts, and asks how these results may impact debate in ethical theory. This work is necessarily interdisciplinary, drawing on both the empirical resources of the human sciences and the conceptual resources of philosophical ethics. The present article discusses several topics that illustrate this type of inquiry: thought experiments, responsibility, character, egoism v . altruism, and moral disagreement

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Stephen Stich
Rutgers - New Brunswick
John M. Doris
Washington University in St. Louis

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