publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

Debunking Confabulation: Emotions and the Significance of Empirical Psychology for Kantian Ethics

Kleingeld, Pauline; Cohen, Alix;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Abstract
It is frequently argued that research findings in empirical moral psychology spell trouble for Kantian ethics. Results from psychology and neuroscience, in particular, have been used to argue that human moral judgment and behavior are pervasively influenced by emotional triggers and inhibitors. Some argue for the strong thesis that our behavior is ‘typically’ determined by emotional responses to situational factors, rather than by rational processes, and that even our cognitive processes are best explained in terms of emotional responses to features of the situation, rather than in terms of rational deliberation.1 Others argue for a more restricted claim, namely...
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free text keywords: Kant, MORAL PSYCHOLOGY, Kantian ethics, debunking arguments, Psychology, Epistemology, Deontological ethics, Moral agency, Empirical psychology, Kantianism, Situational ethics, Normative ethics
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

Debunking Confabulation: Emotions and the Significance of Empirical Psychology for Kantian Ethics

Kleingeld, Pauline; Cohen, Alix;