Understanding the adult moralist requires first understanding the child scientist

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):343-344 (2010)
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Children learn from people and about people simultaneously; that is, children consider evidentiary qualities of human actions which cross traditional domain boundaries. We propose that Knobe's moral asymmetries are a natural consequence of this learning process: the way gather evidence for causation, intention, and morality through early social experiences



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