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Will the Real Moral Judgment Please Stand Up? The Implications of Social Intuitionist Models of Cognition for Meta-ethics and Moral Psychology

Kennett, Jeanette; Fine, Cordelia


The recent, influential Social Intuitionist Model of moral judgment (Haidt, Psychological Review 108, 814-834, 2001) proposes a primary role for fast, automatic and affectively charged moral intuitions in the formation of moral judgments. Haidt's research challenges our normative conception of ourselves as agents capable of grasping and responding to reasons. We argue that there can be no 'real' moral judgments in the absence of a capacity for reflective shaping and endorsement of moral...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
DOI: 10.1007/s10677-008-9136-4


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