Why Metaethics Needs Empirical Moral Psychology


Jeroen Hopster
Michael Klenk


¿Qué papel desempeña la psicología moral y empírica para la metaética? En este artículo analizamos el argumento evolutivo de Michael Ruse contra el realismo moral y lo contrastamos con las últimas investigaciones empíricas. El argumento de Ruse depende de la asunción fenomenológica de que la gente generalmente considera la moralidad como objetiva. Demostramos cómo las recientes investigaciones experimentales desafían esta asunción ampliamente compartida y no contrastada experimentalmente, por lo que concluimos que el argumento de Ruse falla. Nuestras conclusiones se sitúan en el reciente debate sobre la explicación de Carnap y muestran el papel necesario que la psicología moral y empírica tienen en la preparación de explicaciones. La psicología moral establece los límites de los desiderata metaéticos razonables, y, por tanto, es necesaria para la metaética.


Cómo citar
Hopster, J., & Klenk, M. (2020). Why Metaethics Needs Empirical Moral Psychology. Crítica. Revista Hispanoamericana De Filosofía, 52(155), 27–54. https://doi.org/10.22201/iifs.18704905e.2020.1193


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