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The neural basis of intuitive and counterintuitive moral judgment

Abstract:

Neuroimaging studies on moral decision-making have thus far largely focused on differences between moral judgments with opposing utilitarian (well-being maximizing) and deontological (duty-based) content. However, these studies have investigated moral dilemmas involving extreme situations, and did not control for two distinct dimensions of moral judgment: whether or not it is intuitive (immediately compelling to most people) and whether it is utilitarian or deontological in content. By contra...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/scan/nsr005

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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"University of Oxford", "University of Cardiff"
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Department of Philosophy
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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"WT087208MF", "WT086041MA"
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
393-402
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
Language:
English
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2013-05-14

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