Reflections on Reflection in Robert Audi's Moral Intuitionism

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© 2007 by Oxford University Press, Inc. All rights reserved. This chapter argues that Audi's views on moral intuitions, specifically concerning whether they can be justified without being based on inference, raise a number of questions Audi has yet to address. First, it asks, can moral intuitions be justified without reflection? Second, does Audi's account of reflection turn out to involve inference? And are conclusions of reflection therefore based on inference? Third, can conclusions of reflection be justified without second-order beliefs concerning the reliability of the reflection? And if not, wouldn't this also involve inference? Fourth, can conclusions of reflection be justified without at least an ability to infer? And if not, wouldn't this leave the view unable to block the skeptical regress?

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Cited Authors

  • Sinnott-Armstrong, W

Published Date

  • September 1, 2007

Book Title

  • Rationality and the Good: Critical Essays on the Ethics and Epistemology of Robert Audi

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780195311952

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311952.003.0002

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  • Scopus