Mind and Morals
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Mind and Morals

Essays on Ethics and Cognitive Science

Edited by Larry May, Andy Clark and Marilyn Friedman

The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections between moral philosophy and research that draws upon neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology.

A Bradford Book

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The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections between moral philosophy and research that draws upon neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology.

The essays in this anthology deal with the growing interconnections between moral philosophy and research that draws upon neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology. This cross-disciplinary interchange coincides, not accidentally, with the renewed interest in ethical naturalism.

In order to understand the nature and limits of moral reasoning, many new ethical naturalists look to cognitive science for an account of how people actually reason. At the same time, many cognitive scientists have become increasingly interested in moral reasoning as a complex form of human cognition that challenges their theoretical models. The result of this collaborative, and often critical, interchange is an exciting intellectual ferment at the frontiers of research into human mentality.

Sections and Contributors Ethics Naturalized, Owen Flanagan, Mark L. Johnson, Virginia Held • Moral Judgments, Representations, and Prototypes, Paul M. Churchland, Andy Clark, Peggy DesAutels, Ruth Garrett Millikan • Moral Emotions, Robert M. Gordon, Alvin I. Goldman, John Deigh, Naomi Scheman • Agency and Responsibility James P. Sterba, Susan Khin-Zaw, Helen E. Longino, Michael E. Bratman

A Bradford Book

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262133135 326 pp. | 9 in x 6 in

Paperback

$32.00 X | £25.00 ISBN: 9780262631655 326 pp. | 9 in x 6 in

Editors

Larry May

Andy Clark

Andy Clark is Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex.

Marilyn Friedman