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Weaving a Justification After the Fact...

You're anticipating here the territory of ethics that we'll be traveling into once we're done with Prodigal Summer. One of the upcoming essays, "The Emotional Dog and its Rational Tail," argues that moral judgment is generally the result of quick, automatic evaluations (intuitions); moral reasoning comes after, is usually a post-hoc construction, generated after a judgment has been reached.

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