What can Moral Psychology do for Normative Ethics?

By: Daniel Tippens A heated debate has arisen since the rise of moral psychology as a scientific discipline. Moral psychology examines, descriptively, how we come to make moral judgments and have moral intuitions (these two terms I will henceforth use interchangeably). Some thinkers argue that normative ethics -- the study of what we morally ought... Continue Reading →

Obligations and Duties

By Mark English In an aside in a recent piece on moral intuitionism, Daniel Kaufman remarked that he was unsure whether "there really are such things as moral obligations and duties.” [1]. I think I understand what he is getting at here, but rather than trying directly to address his question, I want to sketch... Continue Reading →

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