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Title: Money motives, moral philosophy, and biological explanations
Contributor(s): Walsh, Adrian John (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2006
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X06449049
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Abstract: Lea & Webley (L&W) provide two alternative biologicalaccounts of human monetary motivations, the Tool Theory and the DrugTheory. They argue that both are required for an adequate explanation.I explore the applicability of these models to philosophical discussions of how we might justify such motivations. I argue their approach is not entirely satisfactory for normative questions, since it precludes the possibility of rational non-instrumental attitudes towards money.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29(2), p. 195-196
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge
ISSN: 0140-525X
Field of Research (FOR): 220399 Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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