moral heuristics

  title={moral heuristics},
  author={Cass R. Sunstein},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={531 - 542}
with respect to questions of fact, people use heuristics – mental short-cuts, or rules of thumb, that generally work well, but that also lead to systematic errors. people use moral heuristics too – moral short-cuts, or rules of thumb, that lead to mistaken and even absurd moral judgments. these judgments are highly relevant not only to morality, but to law and politics as well. examples are given from a number of domains, including risk regulation, punishment, reproduction and sexuality, and… 

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