How do we make moral judgements?
According to the rationalist view, we make moral judgements consciously and
E.g. Breaking a promise
We make moral judgements for the most part based on emotional responses...this is the
Flash of negative affect gives me the judgement that this particular thing is wrong
The most prominent historical defender (or was it opponent) of the emotivist view is
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Social Intuitionist Model
There are two types of mental processes...1. Fast and effortless, unconscious 2. Slow
controlled, analytical conscious, takes a lot of effort
In a nutshell, “Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second.”
Unable to explain reasons as to why one believes a certain thing or does a certain thing
E.g. brother and sister having sex with each other
Why is it wrong?