Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (s1):142-147 (2011)
|Abstract||I present two challenges to the theory of moral sentimentalism that Michael Slote defends in his book. The first challenge aims to show that there are cases in which we empathize with an agent and yet judge her actions to be morally wrong. If such cases are plausible, then we have good reason to doubt Slote's claim that moral judgments are an affective attitude of warmth or chill and, thus, are purely sentiments. The second challenge is more of a suggestion. At the end of my paper, I suggest that perhaps one important role that empathy plays in our moral phenomenology is to mitigate the scope of our moral judgments. If this is right, it tells not only against Slote's account but against moral sentimentalist approaches more broadly.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Justin D'Arms (2011). Empathy, Approval, and Disapproval in Moral Sentimentalism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (s1):134-141.
Michael Slote (2010). Moral Sentimentalism. Oxford University Press.
Michael Slote (2004). Moral Sentimentalism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (1):3-13.
Karsten R. Stueber (2011). Moral Approval and the Dimensions of Empathy: Comments on Michael Slote's Moral Sentimentalism. Analytic Philosophy 52 (4):328-336.
Michael Slote (2011). Reply to Justin D'Arms and Lori Watson. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (s1):148-155.
Aaron Simmons (forthcoming). In Defense of the Moral Significance of Empathy. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice:1-15.
Virginia Held (2011). Care, Empathy, and Justice: Comment on Michael Slote's Moral Sentimentalism. Analytic Philosophy 52 (4):312-318.
Nafsika Athanassoulis (2005). Common-Sense Virtue Ethics and Moral Luck. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 (3):265 - 276.
Michael A. Slote (2013). From Enlightenment to Receptivity: Rethinking Our Values. Oxford University Press.
Michael Slote (2009). Caring, Empathy, and Moral Education. In Harvey Siegel (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Oxford University Press.
Michael Slote (2009). Moral, Value, and Character Education. Caring, Empathy, and Moral Education. In Harvey Siegel (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Oxford University Press.
Daniel Doviak (2011). A New Form of Agent-Based Virtue Ethics. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (3):259-272.
Tim Mulgan (2006). SLOTE'S SATISFICING CONSEQUENTIALISM. Ratio 6 (2):121 - 134.
Added to index2011-09-05
Total downloads12 ( #94,544 of 556,803 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #39,010 of 556,803 )
How can I increase my downloads?