Moral Objectivity: Toward a New Understanding of Intuition
This paper maintains that the idea of intuition as a source of moral objectivity merits deeper consideration. By using the core paradigm of Positive Disintegration theory, and thus seeing intuition as a multilevel concept, new richness of meaning is brought out and important distinctions regarding intuition’s psychological functioning can be made. A hermeneutic dialogue between individuals at various levels of development offers the possibility of getting at moral objectivity through levels of authentic subjectivity.
KeywordsMoral Judgment Moral Development Mystical Experience Moral Objectivity Intuitive Grasp
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