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    The epistemology of ethical intuitions

    Lillehammer, Hallvard (2011) The epistemology of ethical intuitions. Philosophy 86 (02), pp. 175-200. ISSN 0031-8191.

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    Abstract

    Intuitions are widely assumed to play an important evidential role in ethical inquiry. In this paper I critically discuss a recently influential claim that the epistemological credentials of ethical intuitions are undermined by their causal pedigree and functional role. I argue that this claim is exaggerated. In the course of doing so I argue that the challenge to ethical intuitions embodied in this claim should be understood not only as a narrowly epistemological challenge, but also as a substantially ethical one. I argue that this fact illuminates the epistemology of ethical intuitions.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 11:29
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2014 11:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9538

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