Ethical Intuitionism and Moral Skepticism

In Jill Graper Hernandez (ed.), The New Intuitionism (2011)

Authors
Clayton Littlejohn
King's College London
Abstract
In this paper, I defend a non-skeptical intuitionist approach to moral epistemology from recent criticisms. Starting with Sinnott-Armstrong's skeptical attacks, I argue that a familiar sort of skeptical argument rests on a problematic conception of the evidential grounds of our moral judgments. The success of his argument turns on whether we conceive of the evidential grounds of our moral judgments as consisting entirely of non-normative considerations. While we cannot avoid skepticism if we accept this conception of our evidential grounds, that's because accepting this conception of our evidential grounds is tantamount to accepting the skeptic's conclusion. We have nothing to fear from arguments for skepticism from skepticism.
Keywords Ethical Intuitionism  Foundationalism  Moral Skepticism  Moral Epistemology  Evidence
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on Amazon.com
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,464
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Moral Intuitionism Defeated?Nathan Ballantyne & Joshua C. Thurow - 2013 - American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (4):411-422.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Intuitionism and Conservatism.Mark T. Nelson - 1990 - Metaphilosophy 21 (3):282-293.
Intuitionism.David Kaspar - 2012 - Continuum.
Intuitionism and Subjectivism.Mark T. Nelson - 1991 - Metaphilosophy 22 (1-2):115-121.
Renewing Moral Intuitionism.Elizabeth Tropman - 2009 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 6 (4):440-463.
Moderate Intuitionism and the Epistemology of Moral Judgment.Robert Audi - 1998 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1 (1):15-44.
Ethical Intuitionism.Michael Huemer - 2005 - Palgrave Macmillan.
The New Intuitionism.Jill Graper Hernandez (ed.) - 2012 - London: Continuum.
Challenges to Audi's Ethical Intuitionism.Klemens Kappel - 2002 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (4):391-413.
Some Good and Bad News for Ethical Intuitionism.Pekka Väyrynen - 2008 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (232):489–511.
Exuberant Skepticism.Paul Kurtz - 2010 - Prometheus Books 59 John Glenn Drive.
Moral Writings.H. A. Prichard - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
Naturalism and the New Moral Intuitionism.Elizabeth Tropman - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Research 33:163-84.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2012-01-02

Total views
335 ( #31,665 of 2,520,750 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #405,718 of 2,520,750 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes