Lucius Caviola

Hi,
I am Lucius Caviola

I am an experimental psychologist interested in human morality, rationality, and effesm.ctive altrui


The psychology of human morality and its boundaries

My research focusses on questions at the intersection of psychology and moral philosophy. In particular, I am interested in the psychology of impartial altruism. At its core, the study of impartial altruism is the study of decision-making in an altruistic context. One possibility is that people are restricted by their moral preferences or values. What is considered morally important differs from person to person, and some people may not consider it important to do the ‘most’ good possible. Others may differ in their view as to who ‘counts’ morally, and may believe that distant humans count less than closer ones, or that non-human animals should be exempt from moral considerations.


One possibility is that people are restricted by their moral preferences or values. What is considered morally important differs from person to person, and some people may not consider it important to do the ‘most’ good possible. Others may differ in their view as to who ‘counts’ morally, and may believe that distant humans count less than closer ones, or that non-human animals should be exempt from moral considerations.

Effective altruism