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Humean Moral Pluralism

Michael B. Gill


Moral pluralism is the view that there are different ultimate moral reasons for action, that those different reasons can sometimes come into conflict with each other, and that there exist no invariable ordering principles that tell us how to resolve such conflicts. If moral pluralism is true, we will at times have to act on moral decisions for which we can give no fully principled justification. Humeanism is the view that our moral judgments are based on our sentiments, that reason alone could not have given rise to our moral judgments, and that there are no mind-independent moral properties f ... More

Keywords: consequentialism, David Hume, Kantianism, monism, moral psychology, moral sentimentalism, pluralism, W. D. Ross, Adam Smith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714033
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714033.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael B. Gill, author
University of Arizona