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Not as distinct as you think: Reasons to doubt that morality comprises a unified and objective conceptual category

  • Jordan Theriault (a1) and Liane Young (a2)
Abstract

That morality comprises a distinct and objective conceptual category is a critical claim for Stanford's target article. We dispute this claim. Statistical conclusions about a distinct moral domain were not justified in prior work, on account of the “stimuli-as-fixed-effects” fallacy. Furthermore, we have found that, behaviorally and neurally, morals share more in common with preferences than facts.

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