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Title: The Reliability of Moral Intuitions and the Status of Thought Experiments in Ethics
Authors: Bullington, Evan C.D.
Advisors: Kohler, Sebastian
Contributors: Garber, Daniel
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: My thesis is concerned with the susceptibility of professional philosophers to cognitive biases and unreliable intuitions when encountering thought experiments in ethics arguments. I examine relevant intuition unreliability using empirical research largely concerning the trolley problem. Finally, I offer some normative propositions to ethicists to improve the implementation of at least one type of thought experiments in ethics.
Extent: 61 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2016

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