Learning a commonsense moral theory

@article{KleimanWeiner2017LearningAC,
  title={Learning a commonsense moral theory},
  author={Max Kleiman-Weiner and R. Saxe and J. Tenenbaum},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2017},
  volume={167},
  pages={107-123}
}
We introduce a computational framework for understanding the structure and dynamics of moral learning, with a focus on how people learn to trade off the interests and welfare of different individuals in their social groups and the larger society. We posit a minimal set of cognitive capacities that together can solve this learning problem: (1) an abstract and recursive utility calculus to quantitatively represent welfare trade-offs; (2) hierarchical Bayesian inference to understand the actions… Expand
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