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Neuroethics

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 223–231 | Cite as

The Bleak Implications of Moral Psychology

  • Edouard Machery
Original Paper

Abstract

In this article, I focus on two claims made by Appiah in Experiments in Ethics: Doris’s and Harman’s criticism of virtue ethics fails, and moral psychology can be used to identify erroneous moral intuitions. I argue that both claims are erroneous.

Keywords

Virtue ethics Situationism Character Implicit bias Unconscious Agency Doris Harman Appiah Moral intuitions Bias Moral psychology 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank John Doris, Gil Harman, Neil Levy, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong for their comments on a previous version of this article. I would also like to thank the readers of the blog Experimental Philosophy (www.experimentalphilosophy.typepad.com) for their comments on this article—particularly, Anne Jacobson, Lisa Lederer, Tamler Sommers, Jussi Suikkanen. A version of this article was also presented in Princeton.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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