Moral perception

Preston J. Werner*

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Moral perceptualism is the theory that perception and perceptual experience is attuned to moral features in our environment. This idea has received renewed attention in the last 15–20 years, for its potential to do theoretical work in moral epistemology and moral psychology. In this paper, I review the main motivations and arguments for moral perceptualism, the variety of theories that go under the heading of “moral perception,” and the three biggest challenges to moral perception.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numbere12640
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

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