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Moral Perception

Robert Audi


We can see a theft, hear a lie, and feel a stabbing. These are morally important perceptions. But are they also moral perceptions—distinctively moral responses? This book develops an original account of moral perceptions, shows how they figure in human experience, and argues that they provide moral knowledge. The book offers a theory of perception as an informative representational relation to objects and events. It describes the experiential elements in perception, illustrates moral perception in relation to everyday observations, and explains how moral perception justifies moral judgments an ... More

Keywords: perception, moral response, moral knowledge, ethics, intuition, emotion, moral disagreement, objectivism, moral psychology, epistemology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691156484
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691156484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Audi, author
University of Notre Dame