Moral understanding and knowledge

Philosophical Studies 172 (1):113-128 (2015)
Amber Riaz
Oxford University (DPhil)
Moral understanding is a species of knowledge. Understanding why an action is wrong, for example, amounts to knowing why the action is wrong. The claim that moral understanding is immune to luck while moral knowledge is not does not withstand scrutiny; nor does the idea that there is something deep about understanding for there are different degrees of understanding. It is also mistaken to suppose that grasping is a distinct psychological state that accompanies understanding. To understand why something is the case is to grasp or see why something is the case and grasping and seeing are ways of knowing
Keywords Understanding  Knowledge  Grasping  Gettier  Internalism
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-014-0328-6
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