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Emotion and Moral Judgment

  • By: Jesse Prinz
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Some philosophers and cognitive scientists have claimed that emotions are essential to morality, while others deny this. This entry focuses on the relationship between emotion and moral judgment. First, moral judgments are distinguished from the psychological states that lead to moral ...