Expertise, wisdom and moral philosophers: a response to Gesang.

@article{Cowley2012ExpertiseWA,
  title={Expertise, wisdom and moral philosophers: a response to Gesang.},
  author={Christopher Cowley},
  journal={Bioethics},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={337-42}
}
In a recent issue of Bioethics, Bernard Gesang asks whether a moral philosopher possesses greater moral expertise than a non-philosopher, and his answer is a qualified yes, based not so much on his infallible access to the truth, but on the quality of his theoretically-informed moral justifications. I reject Gesang's claim that there is such a thing as moral expertise, although the moral philosopher may well make a valid contribution to the ethics committee as a concerned and educated citizen… CONTINUE READING

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