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Linguistics and Moral Theorys<sup>1</sup>

Erica Roedder and Gilbert Harman

in The Moral Psychology Handbook

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199582143
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594496 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.003.0009
Linguistics and Moral Theorys1

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This chapter describes various issues suggested by the analogy between morality and linguistics. The first part discusses what might be involved in a generative “moral grammar”. The second part discusses what might be involved in a universal moral grammar that parallels universal linguistic grammar.

Keywords: acquisition; animal morality; categorization; constraints; core language; core morality; generative grammar; moral grammar; recursive embedding; universal grammar

Chapter.  9490 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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