Self-evidence, Theory and Anti-theory

Kirchin, Simon T. (2015) Self-evidence, Theory and Anti-theory. In: Chappell, Sophie-Grace, ed. Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics. Mind Association Occasional Series . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 167-185. ISBN 9780198713227. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this article I consider the recent revival of moral intuitionism and focus on its prospects, especially by thinking about what it means to understand a moral claim. From this I consider the implications for both generalists and particularists in normative ethical theory, or at least those who are also intuitionists. I conclude that the prospects for both theoretical families are bleak, and hence that intuitionism itself is in trouble and has some work to do.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: intuitionism, self-evidence, theory, anti-theory
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: Simon Kirchin
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 10:58 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 10:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48681 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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