[SydPhil] UNSW PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR SERIES | Neil Levy: The Suspicious Correlation | 30 April 2019

Heikki Ikaheimo h.ikaheimo at unsw.edu.au
Tue Apr 23 22:45:33 AEST 2019



The Suspicious Correlation

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Abstract:  Moral judgments entail or consist in claims that certain ways of behaving are called for. These actions have consequences. I will argue that the consequences of the actions entailed by our moral judgments are suspiciously benign: on controversial issues, each side assesses these consequences, measured in dispute-independent goods, as significantly better than the consequences of behaving in the ways their opponents recommend. This remains the case even when we have not formed our moral judgment by assessing consequences. I will suggest that the evidence indicates that our perception of the consequences of acting as recommended by our moral judgments is motivated, such that the warrant of such assessments is lower than we might have thought. The suspicion correlation between our moral judgments and our assessments of the implicated facts provides higher-order evidence that should lead us to reduce our confidence in these assessments.

Bio:  Neil Levy is professor of philosophy at Macquarie University and a senior research fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

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Speaker: Professor Neil Levy, Macquarie University

Event Details:
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Room 310, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus, UNSW

No RSVP required.

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Contact: Heikki Ikakeimo
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