Empirically Informed Ethics: Morality between Facts and Norms

ISBN: 978-3-319-01368-8 (Print) 978-3-319-01369-5 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. What Is Empirically Informed Ethics?

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-27

      Outlining the Field – A Research Program for Empirically Informed Ethics

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      Pages 29-43

      What Kind of Ethics? – How Understanding the Field Affects the Role of Empirical Research on Morality for Ethics

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      Pages 45-62

      Moral Behavior and Moral Sentiments – On the Natural Basis for Moral Values

  3. Investigating Origins of Morality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63

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      Pages 65-84

      Morality as a Biological Adaptation – An Evolutionary Model Based on the Lifestyle of Human Foragers

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      Pages 85-98

      Precursors of Morality – Evidence for Moral Behaviors in Non-human Primates

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      Pages 99-116

      Where Do Morals Come From? – A Plea for a Cultural Approach

  4. Assessing the Moral Agent

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-136

      Moral Intelligence – A Framework for Understanding Moral Competences

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      Pages 137-157

      Moral Brains – Possibilities and Limits of the Neuroscience of Ethics

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      Pages 159-176

      Using Experiments in Ethics – Ethical Conservatism and the Psychology of Moral Luck

  5. Justifications Between Rational Reflections and Intuitions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177

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      Pages 179-193

      Intuitions in Moral Reasoning – Normative Empirical Reflective Equilibrium as a Model for Substantial Justification of Moral Claims

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      Pages 195-208

      Moral Expertise – The Role of Expert Judgments and Expert Intuitions in the Construction of (Local) Ethical Theories

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      Pages 209-224

      Social Variability in Moral Judgments – Analyzing the Justification of Actions Using the Prescriptive Attribution Concept

  6. Practicing Ethics in the Real World

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225

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      Pages 227-238

      Becoming a Moral Person – Moral Development and Moral Character Education as a Result of Social Interactions

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      Pages 239-254

      Ethical Leadership – How to Integrate Empirical and Ethical Aspects for Promoting Moral Decision Making in Business Practice

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      Pages 255-275

      The Empirical Turn in Bioethics – From Boundary Work to a Context-Sensitive, Transdisciplinary Field of Inquiry

  7. Critical Postscript

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 277-277

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      Pages 279-305

      Ethics and Empirical Psychology – Critical Remarks to Empirically Informed Ethics

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 307-349