The Reliability of Moral Intuitions and the Status of Thought Experiments in Ethics

Author/​Artist
Bullington, Evan C.D. [Browse]
Format
Senior thesis
Language
English
Description
61 pages

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Advisor(s)
Kohler, Sebastian [Browse]
Contributor(s)
Garber, Daniel [Browse]
Department
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year
2015
Summary note
My thesis is concerned with the susceptibility of professional philosophers to cognitive biases and unreliable intuitions when encountering thought experiments in ethics arguments. I examine relevant intuition unreliability using empirical research largely concerning the trolley problem. Finally, I offer some normative propositions to ethicists to improve the implementation of at least one type of thought experiments in ethics.

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