Revisionary intuitionism

Social Philosophy and Policy 25 (1):368-392 (2008)

Abstract

I argue that, given evidence of the factors that tend to distort our intuitions, ethical intuitionists should disown a wide range of common moral intuitions, and that they should typically give preference to abstract, formal intuitions over more substantive ethical intuitions. In place of the common sense morality with which intuitionism has traditionally allied, the suggested approach may lead to a highly revisionary normative ethics.

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Michael Huemer
University of Colorado, Boulder

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