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Dual Models Argumentative Theory and Moral Reasoning


The idea of the existence of duality in the functioning of the human mind is very old: for some psychologists, this is due to the existence of two types of cognitive process, heuristic and analytic. The former is influenced by the individual's beliefs, and the latter analyzes the validity of arguments and justifications. This chapter examines this duality from a critical perspective by exploring its ecological validity. Thus, the duality will be examined in relation to the principles of the Darwinian theory of evolution and presented the advantages of the alternative model of argumentative theory. Authors present in more detail recent models of moral reasoning to illustrate what they believe are the limitations of the dual-process models of cognition.


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Roger Fontaine, Valérie Pennequin. Dual Models Argumentative Theory and Moral Reasoning. Adapting Human Thinking and Moral Reasoning in Contemporary Society, IGI Global, pp.1-29, 2020, Advances in Religious and Cultural Studies, ⟨10.4018/978-1-7998-1811-3.ch001⟩. ⟨hal-03363667⟩


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