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The neural basis of intuitive and counterintuitive moral judgment

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Neuroimaging studies on moral decision-making have thus far largely focused on differences between moral judgments with opposing utilitarian (well-being maximizing) and deontological (duty-based) content. However, these studies have investigated moral dilemmas involving extreme situations, and did not control for two distinct dimensions of moral judgment: whether or not it is intuitive (immediately compelling to most people) and whether it is utilitarian or deontological in content. By contra...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/scan/nsr005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "University of Cardiff"
Department:
Department of Philosophy
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Grant:
"WT087208MF", "WT086041MA"
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
393-402
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
URN:
uuid:981bf5f0-1390-48ca-9fff-2255b695955a
Local pid:
ora:6861

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