CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
ARE CONTAMINATED INTUITIONS BAD INTUITIONS?
The evidentiary status of moral intuitions has been a source of substantial debate in contemporary philosophical literature. In this paper, I will address this debate by considering the issue of intuition contamination. I will ask whether there are any viable philosophical methodologies we could potentially use to “clean up” our intuitions, and see if these hypothetical “clean” intuitions provide a solution for worries about reliability. Ultimately, I will argue that we need not abandon our moral intuitions, even if turns out that they are not always “clean”.