This interdisciplinary conference is the second of three conferences associated with the AHRC Culture and the Mind project. The conference brings together a range of leading scholars working on cross cultural aspects of the representation and acquisition of norms and moral principles, and their role in the lives of communities around the world. The conference will explore what light an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective can shed on such topics as the nature of norms, the character of moral emotions, the role of sentiment in moral judgment, the role of reason in moral judgment, and the origin of morals.
Early moral reasoning about interactions between ingroup and outgroup agents Abstract
Sacred values in the service of good consequences Abstract
Two functions of morality Abstract
Lies in disguise — an experimental study on cheating Abstract
Of trolleys and cheaters: automatic and controlled processes in moral judgement Abstract
Guilt and shame in philosophy and psychology Abstract
Moral grammar: the mind's hidden rules of moral judgment Abstract
The norm of self-sacrifice Abstract
The role of intent across distinct moral domains Abstract
The conference will take place at the Humanities Research Institute (34 Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QW) at the University of Sheffield (see map — opens in a new window).
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This conference is jointly sponsored by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council, the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies (directed by Stephen Laurence), and the Rutgers University Research Group on Evolution and Higher Cognition (directed by Prof. Stephen Stich).