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Title: ARE GOOD INTENTIONS GOOD ENOUGH? THE EFFECTS OF INTENTION AND PRIOR REASONING ON MORAL JUDGMENTS
Authors: ABRAHAM AKSHAY
Keywords: moral reasoning, moral judgment, harm, purity, intentionality, social relations
Issue Date: 20-Aug-2021
Citation: ABRAHAM AKSHAY (2021-08-20). ARE GOOD INTENTIONS GOOD ENOUGH? THE EFFECTS OF INTENTION AND PRIOR REASONING ON MORAL JUDGMENTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Much discussion has arisen surrounding the question of whether moral judgments are guided by intuition or reason. With respect to this broad concern, the present thesis aimed to examine the effects of prior mindsets, intentionality and social relations on participants’ judgments of harm and purity moral violations. Two studies measured wrongness scores attached to intentional and accidental harm and purity violations under varying frames of thought. Across both studies, it was observed that harm and purity violations were judged more harshly when they were performed intentionally rather than accidentally. This trend applied regardless of whether the violations in question were directed towards oneself or directed at another party. Implications to relevant theoretical viewpoints and directions for further study are subsequently explored.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/215057
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