The side-taking hypothesis for moral judgment

@inproceedings{DeScioli2016TheSH,
  title={The side-taking hypothesis for moral judgment},
  author={Peter DeScioli},
  year={2016}
}
  • Peter DeScioli
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • A recent theory proposes that moral judgment is an evolved strategy for choosing sides in conflicts. Evidence from moral psychology undermines previous evolutionary theories of morality focused on cooperation. I show how the side-taking hypothesis explains these otherwise puzzling patterns of moral judgment — especially its focus on actions rather than intended consequences. Moral judgment offers an alternative to choosing sides based on status or relationships by conditioning support on… CONTINUE READING

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