Imagining reasons

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In this article, I explore the implications of Karsten Stueber's account of imaginative resistance, particularly as it relates to the phenomenon of moral dumbfounding described by Jonathan Haidt and colleagues. I suggest that Stueber's account allows us to redescribe the phenomenon as a failure of the folk psychological project of interpretation and so to challenge Haidt's metaethical conclusions. I close by considering some implications for moral deliberation and judgment in those, such as autistic people, whose interpretive capacities are impaired.

LanguageEnglish
Pages181-192
Number of pages12
JournalSouthern Journal of Philosophy
Volume49
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Kennett, Jeanette. / Imagining reasons. In: Southern Journal of Philosophy. 2011 ; Vol. 49, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 181-192.
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