TITLE

Moderate Intuitionism and the Epistemology of Moral Judgment

AUTHOR(S)
Audi, Robert
PUB. DATE
March 1998
SOURCE
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Mar1998, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper outlines and defends a moderate intuitionism. The point of departure is the intuitionism of W. D. Ross (1930) in The Right and the Good, conceived as ethically pluralist and epistemologically rationalist. The paper articulates a conception of self-evidence – including mediate as well as immediate kinds – appropriate to a moderate intuitionism, explores some of the resources and varieties of that position, and considers some problems and prospects for a rationalist version of intuitionism. The final section addresses the issue of how best to conceive the nature and grounds of prima facie duty, the problem of whether intuitionism can adequately deal with conflicts of prima facie duties, and the question of how satisfactorily a moderate intuitionism can account for the epistemic status of moral judgments of overall duty and their connection with rational action.
ACCESSION #
16477999

 

Related Articles

  • Believing Falsely Makes It So. Braddon-Mitchell, David // Mind;Oct2006, Vol. 115 Issue 460, p833 

    The internalist intuition—that there is something rationally or conceptually defective in judging that an act is right without being in any way motivated towards it—is one which has tended to lead either to error theories of ethics on the one hand, or acceptance of the truth of...

  • Applied Ethics. A Defence. Tännsjö, Torbjörn // Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Aug2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p397 

    Given a reasonable coherentist view of justification in ethics, applied ethics, as here conceived of, cannot only guide us, in our practical decisions, but also provide moral understanding through explanation of our moral obligations. Furthermore, applied ethics can contribute to the growth of...

  • Putnam's Internal Realism: A Radical Restatement. Decock, Lieven; Douven, Igor // Topoi;Apr2012, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p111 

    Putnam's internal realism is aimed at reconciling realist and antirealist intuitions about truth and the nature of reality. A common complaint about internal realism is that it has never been stated with due precision. This paper attempts to render the position precise by drawing on the...

  • Truth, Demonstration and Knowledge: A Classical Solution to the Paradox of Knowability. ZARDINI, Elia // Theoria;2015, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p472 

    The paper offers a reconstruction of the argument from understanding for semantic anti-realism, establishing that truth unrestrictedly requires the existence of a certain kind of "demonstration". The paper argues that, while still having unrestricted epistemic consequences, the resulting view no...

  • The Emerging Comprehensive Moral Psychology of Darcia Narvaez. Lewis, Paul // Tradition & Discovery;2010/2011, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p9 

    This review essay offers an overview of Darcia Narvaez’s work in moral psychology based on a representative selection of essays published over roughly the last decade. I trace the roots of her work in post-Kohlbergian moral psychology and show how her work has developed over time into one...

  • Morphological Rationalism and the Psychology of Moral Judgment. Horgan, Terry; Timmons, Mark // Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Jun2007, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p279 

    According to rationalism regarding the psychology of moral judgment, people’s moral judgments are generally the result of a process of reasoning that relies on moral principles or rules. By contrast, intuitionist models of moral judgment hold that people generally come to have moral...

  • THERE IS NO DOOR: FINALLY SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF MORAL LUCK. Domsky, Darren // Journal of Philosophy;Sep2004, Vol. 101 Issue 9, p445 

    Discusses the problem of moral luck. Two mutually incompatible moral intuitions, namely, that moral blameworthiness is independent of luck, and that moral blameworthiness is not independent of luck; Conflict that leads to a paradox that jeopardizes the possibility of making evaluative moral...

  • “Righteous Minds” in Health Care: Measurement and Explanatory Value of Social Intuitionism in Accounting for the Moral Judgments in a Sample of U.S. Physicians. Tilburt, Jon C.; James, Katherine M.; Jenkins, Sarah M.; Antiel, Ryan M.; Curlin, Farr A.; Rasinski, Kenneth A. // PLoS ONE;Sep2013, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p1 

    The broad diversity in physicians’ judgments on controversial health care topics may reflect differences in religious characteristics, political ideologies, and moral intuitions. We tested an existing measure of moral intuitions in a new population (U.S. physicians) to assess its validity...

  • What is Intuitionism and Why be an Intuitionist? Kirchin, Simon // Social Theory & Practice;Oct2005, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p581 

    This article discusses the concept of ethical intuitionism. Ethical intuitionism gives a classic account of what moral knowledge is and what sorts of things one can have knowledge about. But, despite its good historical pedigree, intuitionism fell out of favor for much of the twentieth century,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics