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Neither moralists, nor scientists : we are counterfactually reasoning animals
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Abstract
We are neither scientists nor moralists. Our mental capacities (such as attributing intentionality) are neither akin to the scientist's exact reasoning, nor are they suffused through and through with moral considerations (Knobe's target article, sect. 2.2, last para.). They are more similar to all those simple capacities that humans and animals are equally capable of, but with enhanced sensitivity to counterfactual situations: of what could have been.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Behavioral and brain sciences. - Cambridge, 1978, currens
Publication
Cambridge : 2010
ISSN
0140-525X [print]
1469-1825 [online]
Volume/pages
33:4(2010), p. 347-348
ISI
000284381100053
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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