15. The Neuroscience of Emotion and Reasoning in Social Contexts: Implications for Moral Theology

  1. Sarah Coakley
  1. Michael L. Spezio

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118321997.ch15

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

How to Cite

Spezio, M. L. (2012) The Neuroscience of Emotion and Reasoning in Social Contexts: Implications for Moral Theology, in Faith, Rationality, and the Passions (ed S. Coakley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118321997.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444361933

Online ISBN: 9781118321997

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Keywords:

  • neuroscience of emotion and reasoning, implications for moral theology;
  • neuroscience of emotion and moral action, widespread interest;
  • moral theories, virtue-based in divine commands, inspired by Humean concerns;
  • neuroscience of emotion, against psychologism;
  • Phineas Gage and the affect of reason;
  • theory of practical reasoning, drawing on the Gage paradigm;
  • dual process theories, in social/affective neuroscience;
  • neuroscience of emotion/reasoning, from new applications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • For (the Neuroscience of) Emotion, Against Psychologism

  • Phineas Gage and the Affect of Reason

  • The Affect of Reason Revisited: Damage to the Prefrontal Cortex in Adulthood and Early in Life

  • The Emerging Consensus in Affective Neuroscience: Emotion as Cognition

  • Dual Process Theories in Social and Affective Neuroscience

  • A Renewal of Interest in Integrationist Approaches