Morality in Times of Naturalising the Mind

Morality in Times of Naturalising the Mind

by Christoph Lumer (Editor)


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Since the millennium, the neurophysiological and psychological bases of moral judgements and actions have been the topic of much empirical research. This volume discusses the relevance and possible usage of this research for (meta-)ethics and action theory. An overview of the empirical research, followed by critical assessments of several of its results, provides orientation on the research and criteria for its reasonable usage.

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ISBN-13: 9781614517993
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Series: Philosophische Analyse / Philosophical Analysis Series , #59
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christoph Lumer, University of Siena, Italy.

Table of Contents


Morality in Times of Naturalising the Mind - An Overview Christoph Lumer 3

Part I Free Will, Responsibility and the Naturalised Mind

1 Naturalizing Free Will - Empirical and Conceptual Issues Michael Pauen 45

2 Libet's Experiments and the Possibility of Free Conscious Decision Christoph Lumer 63

3 The Effectiveness of Intentions - A Critique of Wegner Christoph Lumer 105

Part II Naturalising Ethics? - Metaethical Perspectives

4 Neuroethics and the Rationalism/Sentimentalism Divide Massimo Reichlin 127

5 Experimental Ethics - A Critical Analysis Antonella Corradini 145

Part III Naturalised Ethics? - Empirical Perspectives

6 Moral Soulfulness & Moral Hypocrisy - Is Scientific Study of Moral Agency Relevant to Ethical Reflection? Maureen Sie 165

Part IV Neuroethics - Which Values?

7 The Rationale Behind Surgery -Truth, Facts, Values Arnaldo Benini 195

Biographical Notes on the Authors 203

Name Index 207

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