The Possibility of an Ongoing Moral Catastrophe

@article{Williams2015ThePO,
  title={The Possibility of an Ongoing Moral Catastrophe},
  author={E. G. Williams},
  journal={Ethical Theory and Moral Practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={971-982}
}
  • E. G. Williams
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
This article gives two arguments for believing that our society is unknowingly guilty of serious, large-scale wrongdoing. First is an inductive argument: most other societies, in history and in the world today, have been unknowingly guilty of serious wrongdoing, so ours probably is too. Second is a disjunctive argument: there are a large number of distinct ways in which our practices could turn out to be horribly wrong, so even if no particular hypothesized moral mistake strikes us as very… Expand

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