Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College

Nichols' Core Moral Judgment

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Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols

According to Shaun Nichol's, Core Moral Judgment involves two capacities: a concern mechanism and ability to pass the moral/conventional task. The first is affect triggered by the pleasure or pain of other's; the second is due to the first in which certain norms are understood to be general, authority-independent and serious. 

Question: After reading various sentimentalists, do you think emotion is necessary for moral judgment? Why or why?