Delineating the Moral Domain in Moral Psychology
Meaning and Identity in Analytic Philosophy
Renatas Berniūnas
Department of General Psychology Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University
Published 2015-01-01


moral domain
moral psychology
normative cognition

How to Cite

Berniūnas R. (2015). Delineating the Moral Domain in Moral Psychology. Problemos, 90-101.


The aim of this paper is to review current debate about the moral domain in the moral psychological literature. There is some vagueness in respect to the usage of the very concept of ‘morality’. This conceptual problem recently has been re-addressed by several authors. So far, there is little agreement, nobody seems to agree about how to delineate the moral domain from other ‘non-moral’ normative domains. Currently, there are several positions that disagree about the scope of morality, ranging from complete monists to complete pluralists. The paper will review these positions and will tentatively suggest further directions to test their claims. At this moment, there is no decisive evidence for either position.

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