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Session 2: Intuition

Nov 12, 2010

Intuition and Morality
Understanding the social intuitionist approach; examining prominent criticisms, replies, and its relationship to other intuitionist approaches to morality.

Recommended readings:

Haidt, J. 2001. The Emotional Dog and Its Rational Tail: A Social Intuitionist Approach. Psychological Review 108:814-834.

Haidt, J. 2010. Moral Psychology Must Not Be Based on Faith and Hope. Perspectives on Psychological Science 5(2) 182-184.

Kennett, J., and C. Fine. 2009. Will the Real Moral Judgment Please Stand Up? The Implications of Social Intuitionist Models of Cognition for Meta-ethics and Moral Psychology. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12:77–96.

Narvaez, D. 2010. Moral complexity: The fatal attraction of truthiness and the importance of mature moral functioning. Perspectives on Psychological Science 5(2): 163–181.

Narvaez, D. 2008. The Social-Intuitionist Model: Some Counter-Intuitions. In W. A. Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed.), Moral Psychology, Vol. 2, The Cognitive science of morality: Intuition and diversity (pp. 233-240). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Fine, C. 2006. Is the emotional dog wagging its rational tail, or chasing it? Philosophical Explorations 9(1): 83-98

Horgan, T., and M. Timmons. 2007. Morphological Rationalism and the Psychology of Moral Judgment. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10:279–295

Singer, P. 2005. Ethics and Intuitions. The Journal of Ethics 9: 331–352

Audi, R. 2008. Intuition, Inference, and Rational Disagreement in Ethics. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11:475–492.

Additional Readings:

MoralBecoming2010FINAL (2)

Narvaez Triune Ethics final PDF

Session Presentations:

Darcia Narvaez

Robert Audi

One Response to “Session 2: Intuition”

  1. Admin says:

    Darcia Narvaez – Oct 7, 2010 9:55 PM
    I have attached a paper that addresses neurobiological development and the different moralities (and intuitions) that are shaped by experience during sensitive periods. I think it is relevant for the group discussion.

    Darcia Narvaez – Oct 7, 2010 9:58 PM
    I have attached my reply to Haidt’s comment on my 2010 paper (both are on the list above).