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Emotion as the categorical basis for moral thought

Whiting, Demian



© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. I offer and develop an original answer to the question of whether emotion plays an important role in the formation of moral thought. In a nutshell, my answer will be that if motivational internalism provides us with a correct description of the nature of moral thought, then emotion plays an important role because emotion is required to explain or ground the behavioral dispositions that are involved in moral thought.


Whiting, D. (2018). Emotion as the categorical basis for moral thought. Philosophical psychology, 31(4), 533-553.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 8, 2018
Online Publication Date Apr 4, 2018
Publication Date May 19, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 27, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 5, 2019
Print ISSN 0951-5089
Electronic ISSN 1465-394X
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 4
Pages 533-553
Keywords moral judgment, emotion, motivational internalism, behavioral disposition, categorical basis
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