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Utilitarianism and Moral Integrity : How Evolutionary Psychology Undermines Our Moral Intuitions


Cerovac, Ivan
Utilitarianism and Moral Integrity : How Evolutionary Psychology Undermines Our Moral Intuitions // Prolegomena, 14 (2015), 2; 193-205 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Utilitarianism and Moral Integrity : How Evolutionary Psychology Undermines Our Moral Intuitions

Autori
Cerovac, Ivan

Izvornik
Prolegomena (1333-4395) 14 (2015), 2; 193-205

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Consequentialism; evolutionary psychology; moral integrity; moral intuitions; utilitarianism

Sažetak
This paper discuses Bernard Williams’ argument according to which utilitarianism is a bad moral theory because, by requiring us to reject conscience and our moral emotions in favour of the “lesser of evils”, it violates our moral integrity, itself a deep moral ideal. I discuss the implications of this objection, as well as the answer offered by Peter Railton. He claims that utilitarianism should respect (and not violate or reject) our conscience and moral emotions because, by violating our integrity for the best consequences, we would become demotivated and unable to act in the long run, and would thus decrease overall utility. This paper questions whether Railton’s solution adequately answers Williams’ objection, and argues that a possible answer should be looked for in recent studies in evolutionary psychology and in the very origin of our moral emotions.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filozofija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Rijeka

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Ivan Cerovac, (354865)

Časopis indeksira:


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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus