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Normative theory in decision making and moral reasoning

Gold, Natalie ORCID: 0000-0003-0706-1618, Colman, Andrew M. and Pulford, Briony D. (2011) Normative theory in decision making and moral reasoning. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (5). pp. 256-257. ISSN 0140-525X

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0140525X11000495


Normative theories can be useful in developing descriptive theories, as when normative subjective expected utility theory is used to develop descriptive rational choice theory and behavioral game theory. Ought questions are also the essence of theories of moral reasoning, a domain of higher mental processing that could not survive without normative considerations.

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Additional Information: © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 10:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 03:21

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