Does the New Wave in Moral Psychology Sink Kant?

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Some claim that recent work in moral psychology both undermines Kantian moral theory and supports Humean approaches to morality. Does moral psychology undermine Kantian, rationalistic moral theory? After distinguishing various Kantian claims and the evidence against them, I argue that the empirical case against Kantianism as a viable moral theory is not conclusive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Naturalism
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118657775
ISBN (Print)9781118657607
StatePublished - Feb 5 2016

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  • Humeanism
  • Kantianism
  • Moral dumbfounding
  • Moral judgment
  • Psychopathy
  • Rationalism
  • Sentimentalism
  • Trolley problem

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