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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 3 MT09

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 3 MT09
Start Date 26th Oct 2009 4:30pm
End Date 26th Oct 2009 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours

Robert Audi (Notre Dame) 'Kantian Intuitionism as a Framework for the Justification of Moral Judgments' to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage


This paper briefly presents my integration of a revised, expanded Rossian intuitionism with Kantís Humanity Formula. The paper first clarifies Rossian intuitionism and, especially, the notion of self-evidence it employs. It then meets some recent objections to Kantian intuitionism as presented in The Good in the Right (Princeton 2004, and earlier in Mind 2001, 601-635). With the results of this discussion in view, the paper advances that theory by distinguishing two kinds of moral questions the theory leads us to stress. Their importance for moral decision is illustrated, and the concluding section formulates a number of principles that are supported by Kantian intuitionism and can aid practical wisdom in making moral judgments in difficult cases of conflicting prima facie moral obligation.

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