What is Moral Reasoning?

Philosophical Psychology (1):1-20 (2013)
  Copy   BIBTEX


What role does moral reasoning play in moral judgment? More specifically, what causal role does moral reasoning have in the production of moral judgments? Recently, many philosophers and psychologists have attempted to answer this question by drawing on empirical data. However, these attempts fall short because there has been no sustained attention to the question of what moral reasoning is. This paper addresses this problem, by providing a general account of moral reasoning in terms of a capacity, and suggests how this account of moral reasoning can provide a way forward in current debates.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,174

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Moral Reasoning: Hints and Allegations.Joseph M. Paxton & Joshua D. Greene - 2010 - Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (3):511-527.
Moral Reasoning.Gilbert Harman, Kelby Mason & Walter Sinnott-Armstrong - 2010 - In John Michael Doris (ed.), The Moral Psychology Handbook. Oxford University Press.
What Good is Moral Reasoning?Hugo Mercier - 2011 - Mind and Society 10 (2):131-148.
Being Right, and Being in the Right.Avner Baz - 2008 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 51 (6):627 – 644.
Studying Moral Reasoning in Business Settings: A New Methodological Approach.Elaine Mcgivern & James Weber - 2006 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 17:18-23.
Moral Intuitions, Moral Expertise and Moral Reasoning.Albert W. Musschenga - 2009 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (4):597-613.


Added to PP

127 (#96,668)

6 months
5 (#142,855)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Leland F. Saunders
Seattle Pacific University