Moral Inferences is the first volume to thoroughly explore the relationship between morality and reasoning. Drawing on the expertise of world-leading researchers, this text provides ground-breaking insight into the importance of studying these distinct fields together.

The volume integrates the latest research into morality with current theories in reasoning to consider the prominent role reasoning plays in everyday moral judgements. Featuring contributions on topics such as moral arguments, causal models, and dual process theory, this text provides a new perspectives on previous studies, encouraging researchers to adopt a more integrated approach in the future.

Moral Inferences will be essential reading for students and researchers of moral psychology, specifically those interested in reasoning, rationality and decision-making.

chapter 1|6 pages


ByJean-François Bonnefon, Bastien Trémolière

part |2 pages

PART I Inputs

chapter 2|28 pages

Is morality unified, and does this matter for moral reasoning?

ByGeoffrey P. Goodwin

chapter 3|19 pages

Causal models mediate moral inferences

ByMichael R. Waldmann, Alex Wiegmann, Jonas Nagel

part |2 pages

PART II Processes

chapter 5|30 pages

Reasons-based moral judgment and the erotetic theory

ByPhilipp Koralus, Mark Alfano

chapter 6|16 pages

The power of moral arguments

ByHugo Mercier, Thomas Castelain, Nafees Hamid, Bradly Marín-Picado

chapter 8|16 pages

Utilitarian vs. deontological reasoning: method, results, and theory

ByJonathan Baron

part |2 pages

PART III: Outputs

chapter 9|15 pages

Archimedes in the lab: can science identify good moral reasoning?

ByRegina Rini, Tommaso Bruni

chapter 10|21 pages

Rationalization in moral and philosophical thought

ByEric Schwitzgebel, Jonathan Ellis