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Research: Moral Insight

The following links are some of our favorite research articles on the topic of moral insight. Please share your favorites with us as well by either posting your favorites on our LinkedIn group, or by sending them to ppl@louisville.edu.


  1. Engberg-Pedersen, T. (1983). Aristotle’s Theory of Moral Insight. Oxford: Clarendon Press. https://www.amazon.com/Aristotles-Theory-Moral-Insight-Engberg-Pederson/dp/0198246676/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Aristotle%27s+Theory+of+Moral+Insight&qid=1582922835&s=books&sr=1-1
  2. Fitterer, R. J. (2008). Love and Objectivity in Virtue Ethics: Aristotle, Lonergan, and Nussbaum on Emotions and Moral Insight. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. https://www.amazon.com/Love-Objectivity-Virtue-Ethics-Aristotle/dp/1487520050/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Love+and+Objectivity+in+Virtue+Ethics%3A+Aristotle%2C+Lonergan%2C+and+Nussbaum+on+Emotions+and+Moral+Insight&qid=1582922867&s=books&sr=1-1
  3. Subramaniam, K., Kounios, J., Parrish, T. B., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2009). A brain mechanism for facilitation of insight by positive affect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(3), 415-432. https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/full/10.1162/jocn.2009.21057
  4. Weisberg, R. W. (2015). Toward an integrated theory of insight in problem solving. Thinking & Reasoning, 21(1), 5-39. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13546783.2014.886625
  5. Zhang, T., Gino, F., & Margolis, J. (2018). Does Could Lead to Good? On the Road to Moral Insight. Academy of Management Journal, 61(3), 857-895. https://journals.aom.org/doi/abs/10.5465/amj.2014.0839
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