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Moral Nativism: A Sceptical Response

Sterelny, Kim


In the last few years, nativist, modular views of moral cognition have been influential. This paper shares the view that normative cognition develops robustly, and is probably an adaptation. But it develops an alternative view of the developmental basis of moral cognition, based on the idea that adults scaffold moral development by organising the learning environment of the next generation. In addition, I argue that the modular nativist picture has no plausible account of the role of explicit...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Mind and Language
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2010.01390.x


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