Conference Papers  |    |  July 19, 2019

Modeling Morality

Conference paper by Walter Veit.
Presented at the 2018 Model-Based Reasoning conference.


Unlike any other field, the science of morality has drawn attention from an extraordinarily diverse set of disciplines. An interdisciplinary research program has formed in which economists, biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and even philosophers have been eager to provide answers to puzzling questions raised by the existence of human morality. Models and simulations, for a variety of reasons, have played various important roles in this endeavor. Their use, however, has sometimes been deemed as useless, trivial and inadequate. The role of models in the science of morality has been vastly underappreciated. This omission shall be remedied here, offering a much more positive picture on the contributions modelers made to our understanding of morality.

Included in the book Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology: Inferential Models for Logic, Language, Cognition and Computation (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics) 1st ed. 2019 Edition.