New words, new questions. Construction of a conceptual model to broaden the philosophical discussion of the psychology of moral behavior

01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
rationality moral psychology moral philosophy emotions
Project description

Since the end of the twentieth century, moral psychology and moral philosophy have taken a sentimental turn: the emphasis lies on emotions as motivating factors for moral behavior. However, what role do ‘rational’ cognitive factors play in the production of moral behavior? This research approaches this question by using insights from evolutionary sciences and neurosciences.