Moral reasoning is the process of asking moral questions and answering them

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Reasoning is the iterative, path-dependent process of asking questions and answering them. Moral reasoning is a species of such reasoning, so it is a matter of asking and answering moral questions, which requires both creativity and curiosity. As such, interventions and practices that help people ask more and better moral questions promise to improve moral reasoning.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere147
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes


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