Chinese and Westerners Respond Differently to the Trolley Dilemmas

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A set of moral problems known as The Trolley Dilemmas was presented to 3000 randomly selected inhabitants of the USA, Russia and China. It is shown that Chinese are significantly less prone to support utility-maximizing alternatives, as compared to the US and Russian respondents. A number of possible explanations, as well as methodological issues pertaining to the field of surveying moral judgment and moral disagreement, are discussed.

Chinese and Westerners Respond Differently to the Trolley Dilemmas

in Journal of Cognition and Culture



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