Neither moralists, nor scientists: We are counterfactually reasoning animals

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):347-348 (2010)
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We are neither scientists nor moralists. Our mental capacities (such as attributing intentionality) are neither akin to the scientist's exact reasoning, nor are they (Knobe's target article, sect. 2.2, last para.). They are more similar to all those simple capacities that humans and animals are equally capable of, but with enhanced sensitivity to counterfactual situations: of what could have been
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