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Why would the fact that moral judgment can be affected by "a weak magnetic field in a matter of minutes" suggest that moral judgment is not "a higher order thought process"? Unless one thinks that moral judgment occurs in a non-physical soul, one should expect that changing brain function in the relevant ways will change moral judgments in specific ways. The findings are fascinating and valuable for understanding both the psychology and philosophy of moral judgment. They do not need to be hyped up by making them sound "massive", scary or deflationary, do they?

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