Core values versus common sense: consequentialist views appear less rooted in morality
Personality & social psychology bulletin, Volume 40, Issue 11, 2014, Pages 1529-1542.
When a speaker presents an opinion, an important factor in audiences' reactions is whether the speaker seems to be basing his or her decision on ethical (as opposed to more pragmatic) concerns. We argue that, despite a consequentialist philosophical tradition that views utilitarian consequences as the basis for moral reasoning, lay percei...More
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