Who Are You -- Ethically? A Philosopher's Blog Test



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Paul Harvey

Eric Schwitzgebel (a philosopher at U.C. Riverside) and Fiery Cushman (a psychologist at Harvard) have designed a "Moral Sense Test" that asks respondents for their takes on various moral dilemmas. They're looking to compare the responses of philosophers and non-philosophers, so they've asked me to post a link to their test from this blog. They say that people who have taken other versions of this test have found it interesting to ponder the moral dilemmas they ask about. The test should take about 15-20 minutes.

Other tests like these usually show that religion has no more than a random statistical effect on ethical behavior or responses to moral problems. I'll report back later on what these philosophers have found on this -- in the meantime, click over there and take a look.

The philosophers promised to link to us in return, so it's a win-win! No ethical dilemma there.

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