Faculty Articles

Title

Cautiously Optimistic Rationalism May Not Be Cautious Enough

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Publication Title

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Volume

42

First Page

e159

ISSN

1469-1825

Abstract/Excerpt

May expresses optimism about the source, content, and consequences of moral judgments. However, even if we are optimistic about their source (i.e., reasoning), some pessimism is warranted about their content, and therefore their consequences. Good reasoners can attain moral knowledge, but evidence suggests that most people are not good reasoners, which implies that most people do not attain moral knowledge.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X18002613

ORCID ID

0000-0002-4082-9505

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