The half-life of the moral dilemma task: A case study in experimental (neuro-) philosophySchleim, S., 2015, Handbook of Neuroethics. Clausen, J. & Levy, N. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 185-199
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The pioneering neuroscience of moral decisions studies implementing the moral dilemma task by Joshua Greene and colleagues stimulated interdisciplinary experimental research on moral cognition as well as a philosophical debate on its normative implications. This chapter emphasizes the influence these studies had and continue to have on many academic disciplines. It continues with a detailed analysis of both the traditional philosophical puzzle and the recent psychological puzzle that Greene and colleagues wanted to solve, with a special focus on the conceptual and experimental relation between the two puzzles. The analysis follows the fundamental logics essential for psychological experimentation that is also employed within cognitive neuroscience: the logics of defining a psychological construct, operationalizing it, formulating a hypothesis, applying it in an experiment, collecting data, and eventually interpreting them.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Neuroethics|
|Editors||Jens Clausen, Neil Levy|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|