In Andrea Scarantino (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory. Routledge (forthcoming)

Antti Kauppinen
University of Helsinki
This chapter offers an overview of four key debates about the roles of emotion in morality. First, many believe that emotions are an important psychological mechanism for explaining altruistic behavior and moral conscience in humans. Second, there is considerable debate about the causal role of affective reactions in moral judgment. Third, some philosophers have argued that emotions have a constitutive role in moral thought and even moral facts. Finally, philosophers disagree about whether affective influence undermines the justification of moral beliefs or, in suitable circumstances, guides us toward moral truth.
Keywords emotion, moral evolution, moral psychology, moral judgment, evolutionary debunking
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