Theology and the Science of Moral Action: Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience - Routledge Studies in Religion (Hardback)
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Theology and the Science of Moral Action: Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience - Routledge Studies in Religion (Hardback)

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Hardback 212 Pages / Published: 09/11/2012
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The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in scientific approaches to the study of morality. Once understood to be the domain of moral psychology, the newer approach to morality is largely interdisciplinary, driven in no small part by developments in behavioural economics and evolutionary biology, as well as advances in neuroscientific imaging capabilities, among other fields. To date, scientists studying moral cognition and behaviour have paid little attention to virtue theory, while virtue theorists have yet to acknowledge the new research results emerging from the new science of morality.

Theology and the Science of Moral Action explores a new approach to ethical thinking that promotes dialogue and integration between recent research in the scientific study of moral cognition and behaviour-including neuroscience, moral psychology, and behavioural economics-and virtue theoretic approaches to ethics in both philosophy and theology. More particularly, the book evaluates the concept of moral exemplarity and its significance in philosophical and theological ethics as well as for ongoing research programs in the cognitive sciences.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415895798
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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