The Emotional Construction of Morals


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Jesse Prinz argues that recent work in philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology supports two radical hypotheses about the nature of morality: moral values are based on emotional responses, and these emotional responses are inculcated by culture, not hard-wired through natural selection. In the first half of the book, Jesse Prinz defends the hypothesis that morality has an emotional foundation. Evidence from brain imaging, social psychology, and psychopathology suggest that, when we judge something to be right or wrong, ...

The Emotional Construction of Morals 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199571543

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The Emotional Construction of Morals 2007, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199283019