Altruismo parrocchiale, punizione antisociale e punizione altruistica: quale contributo possono dare gli studi empirici per la comprensione dell’etica?

Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia. 2018;9(3):302-307 DOI 10.4453/rifp.2018.0029


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Journal Title: Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia

ISSN: 2039-4667 (Print); 2239-2629 (Online)

Publisher: Mimesis Edizioni, Milano

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: English, German, Italian

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Sarah Songhorian


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Time From Submission to Publication: 20 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

In her contribution, Morese takes into account three phenomena that are particularly interesting for understanding how human beings actually behave towards others when their group identities are involved – i.e. parochial altruism, antisocial punishment, and altruistic punishment. The aim of this commentary is to understand if and to what extent the behavioral and fMRI data reported by Morese can also inform our moral normative theories. That is, if they can inform us not only about how human beings actually behave, but also influence our understanding of how they should behave; if they tell us something about the “ought” as well as the “is”.