Models of moral cognition

Jeffrey White*

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This paper is about modeling morality, with a proposal as to the best way to do it. There is the small problem, however, in continuing disagreements over what morality actually is, and so what is worth modeling. This paper resolves this problem around an understanding of the purpose of a moral model, and from this purpose approaches the best way to model morality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical and Cognitive Issues
EditorsLorenzo Magnani
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-37428-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-37427-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology, MBR 2012: Theoretical and Cognitive Issues - Sestri Levante, Italy
Duration: 21 Jun 201223 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
ISSN (Print)2192-6255
ISSN (Electronic)2192-6263


ConferenceInternational Conference on Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology, MBR 2012
Abbreviated titleMBR 2012
CitySestri Levante


  • Conscience
  • Model based reasoning
  • Moral intuition
  • Moral psychology


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