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As a Matter of Fact

John M. Doris and Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 2

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199733477
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949823 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733477.003.0011
As a Matter of Fact

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This chapter discusses character and virtue ethics, moral motivation, moral disagreement, and the role of thought experiments in ethics. Though it covers a lot of ground, the leitmotif that runs through the chapter is that there is a growing body of empirical evidence in psychology and neuroscience that philosophers interested in these issues cannot afford to ignore.

Keywords: ethics; moral motivation; moral disagreement; thought experiments

Chapter.  18964 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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