As a Matter of Fact: Empirical Perspectives on Ethics

John M. Doris, Stephen Stich

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This chapter discusses character and virtue ethics, moral motivation, moral disagreement, and the role of thought experiments in ethics. Though it covers a lot of ground, the leitmotif that runs through the chapter is that there is a growing body of empirical evidence in psychology and neuroscience that philosophers interested in these issues cannot afford to ignore.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollected Papers, Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationKnowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978-2010
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199949823
ISBN (Print)9780199733477
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Ethics
  • Moral disagreement
  • Moral motivation
  • Thought experiments


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