Moral Judgments, Moral beliefs and Logical Rules
We’ve been having some trouble figuring out how we arrive at moral
judgments. Cultural Relativism, Supernaturalism, Intuitionism, Rationalism.
all seem to have their good points, but also their undermining bad points.
Then what do you say to picking out our moral principles by trying to be
informed and imaginative, and then seeing what we can consistently hold?
Even if our moral beliefs can’t be provable from facts, perhaps we could
take the positions that “we ought to do this” as a universalizable
prescription, and then add: “Do this and let everyone do the same in
Agree? Disagree? Why?
And then consider logical “rules” that might go along with this position?
For instance, we must be logically consistent, right? To be so, must we not
make similar evaluations about similar cases? And also, to be do so, must
we not keep our moral beliefs in harmony with how we live and want others to
live? Do any others come to mind?