[Autom. eng. transl.] The aim of this work is to show that emotional devices are essential mechanisms to account for the formation of moral judgments. This thesis is based on a dual theoretical assumption of a general nature: the idea that moral choice (both in judgments and in behavior) is always the result of a compromise between individual interests and social motivations (de Waal, 1997); the idea that the achievement of such a compromise is the end product of a process of competition between cognitive systems orchestrated by emotions. From this point of view, the study of moral dilemmas becomes a particularly interesting case study to reflect on the dimension of the conflict that characterizes, at different degrees, the expression of any judgment of moral appropriateness / inappropriateness. The resolution of a dilemma implies, in fact, the achievement of a balance between mutually incompatible moral obligations.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Insights and moral judgments. The orchestrating role of emotions|
|Title of host publication||Natura, comunicazione, neuro filosofie. Atti del III Convegno 2009 del CODISCO|
|Editors||Francesco Parisi, Maria Primo|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Moral intuitions