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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

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

Erica Roedder

Gilbert Harman (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

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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