After objectivity: an empirical study of moral judgment

  title={After objectivity: an empirical study of moral judgment},
  author={Shaun Nichols},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  pages={26 - 3}
  • Shaun Nichols
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Psychology
  • Philosophical Psychology
This paper develops an empirical argument that the rejection of moral objectivity leaves important features of moral judgment intact. In each of five reported experiments, a number of participants endorsed a nonobjectivist claim about a canonical moral violation. In four of these experiments, participants were also given a standard measure of moral judgment, the moral/conventional task. In all four studies, participants who respond as nonobjectivists about canonical moral violations still treat… 
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