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Passionate EnginesWhat Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence$
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Craig DeLancey

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195142716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195142713.001.0001

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Internalism and the Basic Emotions

Internalism and the Basic Emotions

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(p.135) 8 Internalism and the Basic Emotions
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Passionate Engines
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Craig Delancey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195142713.003.0008

Internalism in moral psychology is the view that belief in a moral or practical claim must also motivate one to act on that claim. Important scientific evidence shows that a simple version of internalism must be false. However, the view of rationality and emotion developed in Ch. 7 provides a framework in which a robust version of internalism may be true of some practical and ethical judgments as a result of their emotional component. Also, attempts to do a priori moral psychology, or otherwise reject empirical psychological findings, is criticized.

Keywords:   ethical judgment, internalism, moral psychology, moral reason, practical judgment, practical reason, rationality

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