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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Moral and Vocational Dilemmas Meet the Common Currency Hypothesis: a Contribution to Value Commensurability

Eleonora Viganò and Edoardo Lombardi Vallauri published a new article in the Review of Philosophy and Psychology. The article contributes to the advance of the long-debated issues of value commensurability by showing the implications on the neural common currency hypothesis on value pluralism. In particular, the neuroscientific findings on the way choice options are assessed and compared in the brain undermine two theses of value pluralism: the assertion that moral deliberation is different from computation and that the items of moral decisions cannot be compared in the same way as economic items.