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The New Synthesis in Moral Psychology

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Science  18 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5827, pp. 998-1002
DOI: 10.1126/science.1137651

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  • Beyond the Classical Dual Nature of Moral Behavior

    J. Haidt suggested in a recent Review in Science (18 May 2007, p. 998) that future research on moral cognition should offer views that go beyond the sole principles of harm and fairness (1). In agreement with this view we propose that commonly used moral dilemmas (2–4) should be considered with respect to major stages in the evolution of human behavior.

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