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Emotions, imagination, and moral reasoning

Author: Robyn Langdon; Catriona Mackenzie
Publisher: New York, NY : Psychology Press, 2012.
Series: Macquarie monographs in cognitive science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together philosophical perspectives on emotions, imagination and moral reasoning with contributions from neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology, personality theory, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology. The book explores what we can learn about the role of emotions and imagination in moral reasoning from psychopathic adults in the general community, from young children,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Langdon; Catriona Mackenzie
ISBN: 9781848729001 1848729006
OCLC Number: 712124211
Description: xiii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Philosophical and psychological perspectives on moral cognition / Robyn Langdon and Catriona Mackenzie --
Section I. Morality, empathetic responsiveness, and the multifacteted nature of empathy : The development of moral motivation at 6 years of age / Marc de Rosnay and Elian Fink --
Revisiting the role of empathy in childhood pathways to antisocial behavior / David J. Hawes and Mark R. Dadds --
Fiction, imagination, and ethics / Ian Ravenscroft --
Moral reasoning and psychopathic tendencies in the general community / Robyn Langdon and Kristy Delmas --
Strange moralities: vicarious emotion and moral emotions in Machiavellian and psychopathic personality styles / Doris McIlwain, Jess Evans, Eleni Caldis, Fred Cicchini, Avi Aronstan, Adam Wright, and Alan Taylor --
The neurology of morality / Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza and Jorge Moll --
Section II. Methodological and philosophical reflections on experimental moral psychology : Cognitive enhancement and intuitive dualism: testing a possible link / Neil Levy and Jonathan McGuire --
Disgust and moral judgment / Trevor I. Case, Megan J. Oaten, and Richard J. Stevenson --
Thick concepts and their role in moral psychology / Chloë FitzGerald and Peter Goldie --
Emotions, reflection, and moral agency / Catriona Mackenzie --
Living with one's choices: moral reasoning in vitro and in vivo / Jeanette Kennett --
Are intentionality judgments fundamentally moral? / Bertram F. Malle and Steve Guglielmo --
Co-reactive attitudes and the making of moral community / Victoria McGeer --
Reflections on emotions, imagination, and moral reasoning: toward an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to moral cognition / Wayne Christensen and John Sutton.
Series Title: Macquarie monographs in cognitive science.
Responsibility: editors, Robyn Langdon, Catriona Mackenzie.
Local System Bib Number:
.b4179753x

Abstract:

This volume brings together philosophical perspectives on emotions, imagination and moral reasoning with contributions from neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology, personality theory, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology. The book explores what we can learn about the role of emotions and imagination in moral reasoning from psychopathic adults in the general community, from young children, and adolescents with callous unemotional traits, and from normal child development. It discusses the implications for philosophical moral psychology of recent experimental work on moral reasoning in the cognitive sciences and neurosciences. Conversely, it shows what cognitive scientists and neuroscientists have still to learn from philosophical perspectives on moral reasoning, moral reflection, and moral responsibility. Finally, it looks at whether experimental methods used for researching moral reasoning are consistent with the work in social psychology and with philosophical thought on adult moral reasoning in everyday life. The volume's wide-ranging perspectives reflect the varied audiences for the volume, from students of philosophy to psychologists working in cognition, social and personality psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.
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"This volume brims with creative and incisive essays on the role of emotion in moral psychology from leading minds. Moreover, it establishes a lively dialogue between diverse psychological and Read more...

 
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