Ethics 127 (1):241-256 (2016)

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Micah Lott
Boston College
Abstract
Joshua Greene argues that cognitive (neuro)science matters for ethics in two ways, the “direct route” and the “indirect route.” Greene illustrates the direct route with a debunking explanation of the inclination to condemn all incest. The indirect route is an updated version of Greene’s argument that dual-process moral psychology gives support for consequentialism over deontology. I consider each of Greene’s arguments, and I argue that neither succeeds. If there is a route from cognitive (neuro)science to ethics, Greene has not found it.
Keywords Joshua Greene,  debunking  neuroscience  deontology  consequentialism  dual-process theory
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DOI 10.1086/687337
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