Ethical Realism

November 2, 2011

Review of The Emotional Dog and its Rational Tail

Filed under: ethics,philosophy,review — JW Gray @ 7:16 am
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Jonathan Haidt, a moral psychologist, wrote the essay “The Emotional Dog and its Rational Tail” where he introduces his “social intuitionist model” of moral judgment and discusses four reasons to doubt the causal importance of reason for moral judgments. The social intuitionist model proposes that moral judgments are created from various factors including intuition and emotion, and only rarely due to a reasoning process. “Rationalist models” supposedly claim that that moral judgments are mainly created by a reasoning process. (more…)

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