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


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.