Moral Disgust

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Moral Disgust

Show simple item record Hauskeller, Michael en_US 2011-06-24T10:32:37Z en_US 2013-03-20T15:56:47Z 2006-12 en_US
dc.description.abstract Disgust is often believed to have no special moral relevance. However, there are situations where disgust and similar feelings like revulsion, repugnance, or abhorrence function as the expression of a very strong moral disapproval that cannot fully be captured by argument. I call this kind of disgust moral disgust. Although it is always in principle possible to justify our moral disgust by explaining what it is in a given situation or action that disgusts us, the feeling of disgust often comes first and either draws our attention to the fact that there is something (terribly) wrong in the first place, or makes us aware that the kind of wrongness we are dealing with surpasses what can be accounted for by established moral theory. In both cases moral disgust serves an important purpose for an adequate moral evaluation of diverse situations and the actions from which they result. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Vol. 13, No. 4 pp. 571-602 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.2143/EP.13.4.2018710 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Peeters en_GB
dc.relation.url en_GB
dc.relation.url en_GB
dc.subject disgust en_GB
dc.subject yuck factor en_GB
dc.subject moral feelings en_GB
dc.subject biotechnology en_GB
dc.subject beyond suffering en_GB
dc.subject sentimentalism en_GB
dc.title Moral Disgust en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB 2011-06-24T10:32:37Z en_US 2013-03-20T15:56:47Z
dc.identifier.issn 1370-0049 en_US
dc.identifier.eissn 1783-1431 en_US
dc.identifier.journal Ethical Perspectives en_GB

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