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    Moral judgements and motivation
    Dissertation, University of Reading. 2017.
    This thesis examines the role of emotions in morality and in particular their relation to moral judgements. Despite the emerging view in philosophy that the long-standing perceived antagonism between reason and emotion is unjustified, metaethical theories are still largely informed by the Cartesian understanding of the mind: if moral judgements are the exercise of a rational capacity they must preclude emotions. One consequence of this view is a distorted view of moral agents' capacity for motiv…Read more