Minimal criteria for an impurity domain of morality

Jared Piazza, Paulo Sousa

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There is much disagreement about the claim that impurity constitutes a moral domain. We propose a set of minimal criteria that could help re-orient the field to a direction of consensus in the assessment of this claim. We illustrate how the criteria apply to aspects of the current literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-516
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number6
Early online date15 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2023


  • disgust
  • morality
  • moral domains
  • impurity
  • emotion


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