Before considering the systems involved in moral reasoning, it is worth briefly considering what morality is. Two broad viewpoints on morality effectively exist. According to one, moral reasoning is mediated by some form of unitary system for processing social rule related information. Early adherents of this viewpoint included Kohlberg who considered the moral reasoning developed from conventional reasoning (Colby & Kohlberg, 1987). More recent adherents include Moll who has defined morality as: the sets of customs and values that are embraced by a cultural group to guide social conduct (Moll, Zahn, Oliveira-Souza, Krueger, & Grafman, 2005, p. 799).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Moral Brain|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays on the Evolutionary and Neuroscientific Aspects of Morality|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - 2009|
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