Moral Emotions

Jesse J. Prinz, Shaun Nichols

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Abstract

This chapter surveys empirical evidence linking emotions to moral judgments and describes several processing models that are consistent with these data. It then considers the question of which particular emotions are involved in moral judgment, and suggests a way to distinguish moral and non-moral emotions that does not require a cognitive theory of what emotions are. Finally, the chapter discusses two particularly important moral emotions- anger and guilt-describing the conditions under which they arise and their distinctive contributions to moral motivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Moral Psychology Handbook
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191594496
ISBN (Print)9780199582143
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Anger
  • Emotions
  • Guilt
  • Moral judgment
  • Motivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Prinz, J. J., & Nichols, S. (2010). Moral Emotions. In The Moral Psychology Handbook Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.003.0005