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Autori: Cerovac, Ivan
Naslov: Utilitarianism and Moral Integrity : How Evolutionary Psychology Undermines Our Moral Intuitions
Izvornik: Prolegomena (1333-4395) 14 (2015), 2; 193-205
Vrsta rada: članak
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: ENG
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Kategorija: Znanstveni
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Puni text rada: 831778.Prolegomena_2015-2_-_Utilitarianism_and_Moral_Integrity.pdf (tekst priložen 7. Ruj. 2016. u 15:59 sati)
URL Internet adrese: http://hrcak.srce.hr/file/222068
http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=222068
URL cjelovitog teksta:
Google Scholar: Utilitarianism and Moral Integrity : How Evolutionary Psychology Undermines Our Moral Intuitions
Upisao u CROSBI: Ivan Cerovac (icerovac@ffri.hr), 7. Ruj. 2016. u 15:59 sati



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