Meta-Reasoning in Making Moral Decisions Under Normative Uncertainty
D. Mohammed & M. Lewiński (eds.) (2016). Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, 2015. Vol. II, 1093-1104. London: College Publications
12 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2016
Date Written: January 1, 2016
In my paper I analyze recent discussions about making moral decisions under normative uncertainty. I discuss whether this kind of uncertainty should have practical consequences for decisions and whether there are reliable methods of reasoning that deal with the possibility that we are wrong about some moral issues. I defend a limited use of the decision theory model of reasoning in cases of normative uncertainty.
Keywords: bioethics, decision theory, metaethics, moral uncertainty, the ethics of war
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation