Expectations and morality: A dilemma

Eric Mandelbaum, David Ripley

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We propose Knobe's explanation of his cases encounters a dilemma: Either his explanation works and, counterintuitively, morality is not at the heart of these effects; or morality is at the heart of the effects and Knobe's explanation does not succeed. This dilemma is then used to temper the use of the Knobe paradigm for discovering moral norms.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

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