|Title of host publication||Oxford handbooks online|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
This chapter sketches and discusses the most prominent contemporary accounts of moral cognition, concentrating on the normative implications that have or might been drawn from each. After a brief overview of the neuroethical landscape, the article presents Jonathan Haidt's social intuitionism and his more recent moral foundations theory, Marc Hauser's universal moral grammar account, and Joshua Greene's dual process account. While each account is able to explain a great deal of data, none provides a wholly satisfying explanation of the entire range, the chapter claims. Proponents of each account have also attempted to show that their views are not merely descriptively accurate but also have implications for normative ethics. This chapter argues that these claims are unconvincing.
- moral judgment