Moral learning

Shaun Nichols

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter reviews how learning theory might help explain moral judgment. Recent work has attempted to assign aspects of moral judgment to developmental processes of various different kinds: habit learning, affective attunement, and statistical learning. The chapter describes each of these approaches and argues that each has significant limitations in explaining moral judgment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317516767
ISBN (Print)9781138816121
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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