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Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence

Peter Unger


That our unexamined moral intuitions often lead us to commend conduct that is seriously wrong and to condemn conduct that is not wrong indicates the extent to which these intuitions clash with our Basic Moral Values. The view known as Liberationism, which holds that moral intuitions are often unreflective of basic values, contrasts with the more common view known as Preservationism, which maintains that our moral intuitions accord with our basic moral values. This book explores the inconsistencies in the Preservationist position by highlighting disparities in the responses that our intuitions ... More

Keywords: Liberationism, moral intuition, morality, Preservationism, projective separating, protophysical thinking, value, wrong

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195108590
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195108590.001.0001


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Peter Unger, author
New York University
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