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Moral Testimony and Moral Disagreement

Alison Hills

in The Beloved Self: Morality and the Challenge from Egoism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213306
eISBN:
9780191594212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213306.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If you want to have and to use moral understanding in a way that could result in morally worthy action, you must not place your trust in moral testimony, defer to moral experts, or suspend judgement ... More


Testimony and Epistemic Autonomy

Elizabeth Fricker

in The Epistemology of Testimony

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199276011
eISBN:
9780191706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276011.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter develops an account of the circumstances in which it is epistemically apt to defer to another's judgement about some topic, expressed in her testimony. This can include aesthetic and ... More


Epistemic Rationality

Alison Hills

in The Beloved Self: Morality and the Challenge from Egoism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213306
eISBN:
9780191594212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213306.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There are some striking differences between the way in which we form beliefs about moral matters and the way we form beliefs about non-moral matters of fact. We do not suspend judgements about moral ... More


Moral Testimony: Once More with Feeling

Guy Fletcher

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics: 11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198784647
eISBN:
9780191828775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784647.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is commonly claimed that reliance upon moral testimony is problematic in a way not common to reliance upon non-moral testimony. This chapter provides a new explanation of what the problem consists ... More


Moral Testimony: Going on the Offensive

Eric Wiland

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805076
eISBN:
9780191843174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805076.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is there anything peculiarly bad about accepting moral testimony? According to pessimists, trusting moral testimony is an inadequate substitute for working out your moral views on your own. ... More


Rossian Deontology and the Possibility of Moral Expertise

Eric Wiland

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 4

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722144
eISBN:
9780191789236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722144.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There is a tension between two common views: (1) morality is objective, and (2) it is in some way bad to defer to or trust testimony from a moral expert. This chapter explicates the tension, ... More


Moral Advice and Joint Agency

Eric Wiland

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Volume 8

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828310
eISBN:
9780191867064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828310.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There are many alleged problems with trusting another person’s moral testimony, perhaps the most prominent of which is that it fails to deliver moral understanding. Without moral understanding, one ... More


Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805076
eISBN:
9780191843174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805076.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This series is devoted to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview ... More


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