The Roots of Morality

  title={The Roots of Morality},
  author={Greg Miller},
  pages={734 - 737}
  • G. Miller
  • Published 9 May 2008
  • Psychology
  • Science
Neurobiologists, philosophers, psychologists, and legal scholars are probing the nature of human morality using a variety of experimental techniques, including one reported online this week in Science , and moral challenges. 

The Evolution of Morality

  • D. Allchin
  • Psychology, Biology
    Evolution: Education and Outreach
  • 2009
Here, in textbook style, is a concise biological account of the evolution of morality that addresses morality on three levels: moral outcomes, moral motivation or intent, and moral systems.

Understanding Morality and Ethics : Maneuvering Ethical Dilemmas in Digital Educational Contexts

This chapter provides a theoretical base for the understanding of moral and ethical issues in teaching. It outlines how teaching can be regarded as a social, relational and moral endeavor and discu

Vulnerability, Care, Power, and Virtue: Thinking Other Animals Anew

This thesis is a work of practical philosophy situated at the intersection of bioethics, environmental ethics, and social and political thought. Broadly, its topic is the moral status of nonhuman

The Neurobiology of Moral Behavior: Review and Neuropsychiatric Implications

  • M. Mendez
  • Psychology, Biology
    CNS Spectrums
  • 2009
The neurobiological evidence indicates the existence of automatic “prosocial” mechanisms for identification with others that are part of the moral brain, which has major clinical implications for the management of patients with dysmoral behavior from brain disorders and for forensic neuropsychiatry.

A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 2 – neuroscientific studies of morality and ethics

This bibliography lists 397 articles, 65 books, and 52 book chapters that present empirical/experimental studies, overviews, and reviews of neural substrates and mechanisms involved in morality and ethics, and/or reflections upon such studies and their implications.

A Multi-level Model of Moral Thinking Based on Neuroscience and Moral Psychology

Developments in neurobiology are providing new insights into the biological and physical features of human thinking, and brain-activation imaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging

Young Children Respond to Moral Dilemmas Like Their Mothers

The present findings provide the first evidence that children’smoral intuitions are closely associated with the moral intuitions of their mother, revealed by correlations between the responses of mothers and their children in all five moral dilemmas and a highly similar overall response pattern between mother and child across all judgments.

Morality as a Cultural System?

In the past decade the anthropological study of morality has begun to coalesce in a more or less programmatic form. I outline this development and raise several issues that must be addressed if it is


  • I. Hoian
  • Law
    Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research
  • 2019
Purpose. The study seeks to clarify the preconditions for moral and legal decision-making based on the identification of axiological foundations that correlate with the moral perceptions of good and

The Importance of Moral Construal: Moral versus Non-Moral Construal Elicits Faster, More Extreme, Universal Evaluations of the Same Actions

Three experiments are presented showing that evaluations are also susceptible to the influence of moral versus non-moral construal, and it is shown that people are capable of flexibly shifting from moral to non- moral evaluations on a trial-by-trial basis.