Michael Mitchell's Blog

Michael Mitchell's Blog

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Philosophers refer to versions of this concern as the ‘demandingness objection’. Its advocates claim that a moral theory that would ask so much.

Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions

Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions

If scientists can use psychology and neuroscience to advance superior moral arguments, it's time for philosophers to retire. (But they can't.)