Common Sense Morality
- Our intuitions guide in our morality
- It’s a moderate view, rather than an extreme
- Moral Categories: common sense morality places something in each of the categories
- Extremist View:
o Shelley Kagan, The Limits of Morality
o Perform act with the best consequences (required)
o May accept some constraints (forbidden)
but do not except options.
Demanding; views of supererogatory actions may be required.
Alienating; asked to deny what is important individually.
Violates autonomy; ability to choose actions, no egoism at all.
- Minimalist View:
o Egoism, (will not require any actions not based on self interest), nihilism (no moral
obligations), extreme libertarianism (some negative duties to others, not to murder
or steal, but does not interest itself in any actions which will aid others).