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John M. Doris and The Moral Psychology Research Group

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199582143

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.001.0001

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Linguistics and Moral Theorys 1

Linguistics and Moral Theorys 1

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(p.273) 8 Linguistics and Moral Theorys1
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The Moral Psychology Handbook
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Erica Roedder

Gilbert Harman (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.003.0009

This chapter describes various issues suggested by the analogy between morality and linguistics. The first part discusses what might be involved in a generative “moral grammar”. The second part discusses what might be involved in a universal moral grammar that parallels universal linguistic grammar.

Keywords:   acquisition, animal morality, categorization, constraints, core language, core morality, generative grammar, moral grammar, recursive embedding, universal grammar

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