BIOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY, vol.16, no.3, pp.339-356, 2001 (SCI-Expanded)
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BIOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
ambivalence, attitude, cognitive architecture, cognitively penetrable, inclusive fitness, informationally encapsulated, mental faculty, module, moral intuition, moral judgment, repression, strength of attitude, teleological, ATTITUDE ACCESSIBILITY, SCIENCE, MODEL
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The view that moral cognition is subserved by a two-tiered architecture is defended: Moral reasoning is the result both of specialized, informationally encapsulated modules which automatically and effortlessly generate intuitions; and of general-purpose, cognitively penetrable mechanisms which enable moral judgment in the light of the agent's general fund of knowledge. This view is contrasted with rival architectures of social/moral cognition, such as Cosmides and Tooby's view that the mind is wholly modular, and it is argued that a two-tiered architecture is more plausible.