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Experiments, Intuitions, and Methodology in Moral and Political Theory 1

David Copp

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653492
eISBN:
9780191741661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653492.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral and political philosophers commonly appeal to moral “intuitions” at crucial points in their reasoning. This chapter considers recent challenges to this practice—here referred to as “the ... More


The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The empathy-altruism hypothesis states that empathic concern produces altruistic motivation. To unpack this deceptively simply hypothesis, it is necessary to know what is meant by “empathic concern,” ... More


Moral Maladies

C. Daniel Batson

in What's Wrong With Morality?: A Social-Psychological Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199355549
eISBN:
9780190603700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355549.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 1 begins with some reminders of the scope of our failures to live up to moral standards we embrace. Then a conceptual framework is introduced for exploration of possible causes. The framework ... More


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