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Chinese and Westerners Respond Differently to the Trolley Dilemmas
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Cognition and Culture, ISSN 1567-7095, E-ISSN 1568-5373, Vol. 12, no 3-4, 195-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A set of moral problems known as The Trolley Dilemmas was presented to 3000 randomly selected inhabitants of the USA, Russia and China. It is shown that Chinese are significantly less prone to support utility-maximizing alternatives, as compared to the US and Russian respondents.

A number of possible explanations, as well as methodological issues pertaining to the field of surveying moral judgment and moral disagreement, are discussed.

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Brill Academic Publishers, 2012. Vol. 12, no 3-4, 195-201 p.
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Trolley dilemmas, cultural differences, moral disagreement
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Practical Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81508DOI: 10.1163/15685373-12342073OAI: diva2:562344
Available from: 2012-10-24 Created: 2012-10-24 Last updated: 2013-08-08Bibliographically approved

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