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Beyond sacrificial harm: A two-dimensional model of utilitarian psychology

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Recent research has relied on trolley-type sacrificial moral dilemmas to study utilitarian versus nonutilitarian modes of moral decision-making. This research has generated important insights into people’s attitudes toward instrumental harm—that is, the sacrifice of an individual to save a greater number. But this approach also has serious limitations. Most notably, it ignores the positive, altruistic core of utilitarianism, which is characterized by impartial concern for the well-being of ev...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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0000-0001-9373-9549
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Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Review Journal website
Volume:
125
Issue:
2
Pages:
164-164
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2017-10-13
EISSN:
1939-1471
ISSN:
0033-295X
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pubs:872005
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uuid:fe651856-2775-49ba-9d9a-ff0bdcfba3d0
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2018-08-31

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