Theological: right = what God says
Kantian: right = in accord with duty, determined a priori
Utilitarian: right = greatest happiness for the greatest number
Intuitionist: right = what I feel is right
Emotivist: right = personal emotional attitude
Are emotional judgments cognitive or emotional or both?
Why should people be ethical? Moral motivation.
Are people egoist or altruistic?
How is human nature relevant to assessing ethical theories?
1. Is Thagard's neural theory of conscience psychologically plausible?
2. If moral intuitions are brain processes, can they be reliable?
3. Why do people sometimes agree and sometimes disagree about what is right and wrong?
4. Is there a moral universal grammar?
5. What are the implications of neuroscience for issues about legal responsibility?
6. Is neuroscience compatible with free will?
7. Are people's intuitions about free will revisable in the light of cognitive science?
Computational Epistemology Laboratory.
This page updated Nov. 19, 2007