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17:00 16 December 2015

The Flexibility of Moral Intuitions


Room 313 | 26 Bedford Way (link Map)
London | WC1H 0DS | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

London Judgement and Decision Making Society Seminar.

Speakers: Jonas Nagel and Allexander Wiegmann, University of Göttingen.

Moral intuitions play an important role in philosophical and everyday moral discourse. Often they serve as starting point or ultimate justification in moral arguments. In several different lines of research, we demonstrate the pronounced context-sensitivity and flexibility of people’s moral intuitions in response to concrete case descriptions. We conclude that the expressed judgments are not well characterized as the accurate expression of stable underlying moral values, but rather reflect the output of a highly flexible process of largely domain-general reason-based judgment and choice.


Antonietta Esposito
+44 (0) 207 679 5332 | a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk