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Models of morality.

Crockett, MJ; (2013) Models of morality. Trends Cogn Sci , 17 (8) pp. 363-366. 10.1016/j.tics.2013.06.005. Green open access

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Abstract

Moral dilemmas engender conflicts between two traditions: consequentialism, which evaluates actions based on their outcomes, and deontology, which evaluates actions themselves. These strikingly resemble two distinct decision-making architectures: a model-based system that selects actions based on inferences about their consequences; and a model-free system that selects actions based on their reinforcement history. Here, I consider how these systems, along with a Pavlovian system that responds reflexively to rewards and punishments, can illuminate puzzles in moral psychology.

Type: Article
Title: Models of morality.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.06.005
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2013.06.005
Additional information: �© 2013 The Author. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1404904
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