Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy

Empirically Informed Ethics: Morality between Facts and Norms

Editors: Christen, M., van Schaik, C., Fischer, J., Huppenbauer, M., Tanner, C. (Eds.)

  • First book that unifies empirical research on morals as well as philosophical reflections on this empirical work in one single volume
  • Provides an overview on state-of-the-art research in empirical ethics
  • Contains contributions to novel, application-oriented concepts like "moral intelligence"​
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About this book

This volume provides an overview of the most recent developments in empirical investigations of morality and assesses their impact and importance for ethical thinking. It involves contributions of scholars both from philosophy, theology and empirical sciences with firm standings in their own disciplines, but an inclination to step across borders—in particular the one between the world of facts and the world of norms. Human morality is complex, and probably even messy—and this clean distinction becomes blurred whenever one looks more closely at the various components that enable and influence our moral actions and ethical orientations. In that way, morality may indeed be located between facts and norms—and an empirically informed ethics that is less concerned with analytical purity but immerses into this moral complexity may be an important step to make the contributions of ethics to this world more valuable and relevant. ​

About the authors

Mark Alfano (philosophy) is at the Center of Human Values of Princeton University, Princeton, USA.

 

Sarah F. Brosnan (primatology) is at the Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Georgia, USA.

 

Judith Burkart (anthropology) is at the Anthropological Institute and Museum of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Markus Christen (neuroethics) is at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Johannes Fischer (theological ethics) is at the Institute of Social Ethics of the University of Zurich.

 

Tobias Gollan (social psychology) is at the Psychology Department of the University of Hamburg, Germany.

 

Hauke Heekeren (affective neuroscience) is at the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion”of the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

 

Markus Huppenbauer (ethics) is at the University Priority Program Ethics of the University of Zurich.

 

Adrian Jaeggi (anthropology) is at the Department of Anthropology of the University of California Santa Barbara, California, USA.

 

Antti Kauppinen (philosophy) is at the Department of Philosophy of the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

 

Tanja Krones (medical ethics and sociology) is at the University Hospital Zurich and the Institute of Biomedical Ethics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Daniel Lapsley (moral psychology) is at the Psychology Department of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

 

Theresa Lopez (moral philosophy) is at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Arizona, Arizona, USA.

 

Bert Musschenga (moral philosophy) is at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Darcia Narvaez (moral psychology) is at the Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

 

Adriano Naves de Brito (moral philosophy) is at the Center of Human Sciences, Unisinos University, Brasil.

 

Shaun Nichols (experimental philosophy) is at the Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA.

 

Kristin Prehn (cognitive neuroscience) is at the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion”, Free University of Berlin, Germany.

 

Jesse J. Prinz (moral philosophy) is at the Philosophy Program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA.

 

Claudia Rudolf von Rohr (anthropology) is at the Anthropological Institute & Museum of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Carmen Tanner (social psychology) is at the Center for Ethics and Finance at the Institute of Banking and Finance, at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Mark Timmons (moral philosophy) is at the Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona, Arizona, USA.

 

Johannes J.M. van Delden (medical ethics) is at the Medical school of Utrecht University, Netherlands.

 

Carel P. van Schaik (anthropology) is at the Anthropological Institute & Museum of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Ghislaine J.M.W. van Thiel (medical ethics) is at the Medical school of Utrecht University, Netherlands.

 

Erich H. Witte (social psychology) is at the Psychology Department of the University of Hamburg, Germany

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Outlining the Field – A Research Program for Empirically Informed Ethics

    Christen, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • What Kind of Ethics? – How Understanding the Field Affects the Role of Empirical Research on Morality for Ethics

    Fischer, Johannes

    Pages 29-43

  • Moral Behavior and Moral Sentiments – On the Natural Basis for Moral Values

    Brito, Adriano Naves

    Pages 45-62

  • Morality as a Biological Adaptation – An Evolutionary Model Based on the Lifestyle of Human Foragers

    Schaik, Carel (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

  • Precursors of Morality – Evidence for Moral Behaviors in Non-human Primates

    Brosnan, Sarah F.

    Pages 85-98

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34848-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empirically Informed Ethics: Morality between Facts and Norms
Editors
  • Markus Christen
  • Carel van Schaik
  • Johannes Fischer
  • Markus Huppenbauer
  • Carmen Tanner
Series Title
Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01369-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01369-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01368-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34848-3
Series ISSN
1387-6678
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 349
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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