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Moral Reasoner Data Set
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Abstract: Horn-clause model that qualitatively simulates moral reasoning; Theory includes negated literals

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T.R. Shultz & J.M. Daley


James L. Wogulis
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA USA

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This is a rule-based model that qualitatively simulates moral reasoning. The model was intended to simulate how an ordinary person, down to about age five, reasons about harm-doing.

The horn-clause theory and the 202 instances are the same as were used in (Wogulis, 1994). The top-level predicate to predict is guilty/1. For more information, e.g. on the generation of instances, see (Wogulis, 1994).

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Darley, J.M. & Shultz, T.R. (1990). Moral rules: Their content and acquisition. Annual Review of Psychology, 41, 525-556.

Shultz, T.R. (1990). A rule base model of judging harm-doing. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 229-236).,Cambridge, MA. Lawrence Erlbaum.
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Wogulis, J.L. (1994). An Approach to Repairing and Evaluating First-Order Theories Containing Multiple Concepts and Negation. Doctoral Dissertation. University of California, Irvine.
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