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Guy Kahane

Dr Guy Kahane

Associate Professor

Areas of research

philosophy of neuroscience, moral psychology, metaethics and applied ethics


Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

Selected publications:

  • Demaree-Cotton, J. & Kahane, G. (2019). The neuroscience of moral judgment. In A. Zimmerman, K. Jones & M. Timmons (eds.) The Routledge handbook on moral epistemology (pp. 84-104). London: Routledge.
  • Kappes, A., Faber, N. S., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J., & Crockett, M. J. (2018). Concern for others leads to vicarious optimism. Psychological science, 29(3), 379-389.
  • Kahane, G., Everett, J. A., Earp, B. D., Caviola, L., Faber, N. S., Crockett, M. J., & Savulescu, J. (2017). Beyond sacrificial harm: a two-dimensional model of utilitarian psychology.
  • Kahane, G. (2016). Is, ought, and the brain. In S. M. Liao (ed.), Moral brains: the neuroscience of morality ( pp 281-311). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kahane, G., Everett, J., Earp, B., Farias, M. & Savulescu, J. (2015). ‘Utilitarian’ judgment in sacrificial dilemmas does not reflect impartial concern for the greater good’. Cognition, 134, 193-209.
  • Kahane, G. (2015). Side-tracked by trolleys: why sacrificial moral dilemmas tell us little (or nothing) about utilitarian judgment. Social Neuroscience, 10(5), 551-560.

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