Intuitions, heuristics, and utilitarianism

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A common objection to utilitarianism is that it clashes with our common moral intuitions. Understanding the role that heuristics play in moral judgments undermines this objection. It also indicates why we should not use John Rawls' model of reflective equilibrium as the basis for testing normative moral theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-561
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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