Tomasello's tin man of moral obligation needs a heart.

Published on Apr 30, 2020in Behavioral and Brain Sciences17.194
· DOI :10.1017/S0140525X19002462
Jeremy I. M. Carpendale24
Estimated H-index: 24
(SFU: Simon Fraser University),
Charlie Lewis32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Lancaster University)
In place of Tomasello's explanation for the source of moral obligation, we suggest that it develops from the concern for others already implicit in the human developmental system. Mutual affection and caring make the development of communication and thinking possible. Humans develop as persons within such relationships and this develops into respect and moral obligation.
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