Meat made us moral: a hypothesis on the nature and evolution of moral judgment

  title={Meat made us moral: a hypothesis on the nature and evolution of moral judgment},
  author={Matteo Mameli},
  journal={Biology \& Philosophy},
  • M. Mameli
  • Published 18 September 2013
  • Philosophy
  • Biology & Philosophy
In the first part of the article, an account of moral judgment in terms of emotional dispositions is given. This account provides an expressivist explanation of three important features of moral demands: inescapability, authority independence and meriting. In the second part of the article, some ideas initially put forward by Christopher Boehm are developed and modified in order to provide a hypothesis about the evolution of the ability to token moral judgments. This hypothesis makes… 
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