Behavioral and Brain Sciences



open peer commentary

wide reflective equilibrium as an answer to an objection to moral heuristics


edward stein a1
a1 benjamin n. cardozo school of law, new york, ny 10003 ed@edstein.com http://www.edstein.com

Abstract

if, as is not implausible, the correct moral theory is indexed to human capacity for moral reasoning, then the thesis that moral heuristics exist faces a serious objection. this objection can be answered by embracing a wide reflective equilibrium account of the origins of our normative principles of morality.