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4 have we uncovered a reliable route to moral

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Unformatted text preview: held on a wholly “empathetic” basis. Empathetic Basis: Your knowledge of P is non ­inferentially grounded in empathy (or held on an empathetic basis) just in case: (i) you employ empathy in considering P, where (ii) your consequent emotional reaction leads you to believe P quite apart from any inference to P from distinct propositions that you know or believe. 4. Have We Uncovered a Reliable Route to Moral Knowledge? The Recipe (a) Infer moral conclusion q from value neutral premise p where one cannot imagine how p might be true and q false. (b) Figure out whether “If p, then q” is true by considering all the people affected by p’s truth in an empathetic frame of mind...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course PHIL 100A taught by Professor Mcmahon during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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