The Journal of Ethics

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 355–375

The Axiology of Moral Experience

  • Robert Audi

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009799221540

Cite this article as:
Audi, R. The Journal of Ethics (1998) 2: 355. doi:10.1023/A:1009799221540


This paper clarifies the nature of moral experience, examines its evidential role in supporting moral judgments, and argues that moral experiences can be among the things having intrinsic value. Moral experience is compared with aesthetic experience and contrasted with its close relative, non-moral experience combined with moral beliefs. The concluding sections explore the case for the organicity of intrinsic value and the kind of role such value can play in grounding moral obligation.

emotionevidenceexperienceintrinsic valuemoral judgmentobligationorganicitypluralismreason for action

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Audi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA