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The Social Turn in Moral Psychology$
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Mark Fedyk

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035569

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035569.001.0001

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Moral Dumbfounding

Moral Dumbfounding

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(p.117) 6 Moral Dumbfounding
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The Social Turn in Moral Psychology
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Mark Fedyk

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035569.003.0006

This chapter examines the experimental evidence which purports to demonstrate the ubiquity of a phenomena called “moral dumbfounding”. A careful study of the evidence demonstrates that the experiments are unable to support any meaningful conclusions about whether or not moral dumbfounding exists, and if so, how prevalent the phenomena happens to be

Keywords:   moral dumbfounding, Haidt, social intuitionist model, moral judgment, moral explanation, explanation, moral reasoning, moral justification, scientific method, experimental method, Kohlberg

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