To understand the nature of moral motivation, it is important first to understand the nature of motivation. This chapter begins with a discussion of motivation itself and then sketches four possible theories of distinctively moral motivation: instrumentalist, cognitivist, sentimentalist, and personalist theories. It then evaluates these theories in light of recent evidence from neuroscience and allied fields.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Moral Psychology Handbook|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2010|
- Moral worth
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)