Modelos de moralidade

Translated title of the contribution: Models of morality

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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.

Translated title of the contributionModels of morality
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)143-152
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Brasileira de Politicas Publicas
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Administration


  • Consequentialism ethic
  • Decision making
  • Deontology ethic
  • Moral dilemmas
  • Morality
  • Pavlovian system


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