The Two Sources of Moral Standing

  title={The Two Sources of Moral Standing},
  author={Justin M. Sytsma and Edouard Machery},
There are two primary traditions in philosophical theorizing about moral standing—one emphasizing Experience (the capacity to feel pain and pleasure) and one emphasizing Agency (complexity of cognition and lifestyle). In this article we offer an explanation for this divide: Lay judgments about moral standing depend importantly on two independent cues (Experience and Agency), and the two philosophical traditions reflect this aspect of folk moral cognition. In support of this two-source… CONTINUE READING

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