Torfinn Huvenes: "Moral Disagreement and Disagreement about Taste"

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Engelska parken - Eng2-1022
  • Organiser: Department of Philosophy
  • Contact person: Matti Eklund
  • Seminarium

The Higher Seminar in Theoretical Philosophy

Torfinn Huvenes, Umeå University: "Moral Disagreement and Disagreement about Taste"


Abstract
What, if any, are the differences between moral disagreement and disagreement about taste? I argue that one difference has to do with the extent to which it is correct to revise one's judgment in light of such disagreement. I then argue that the best explanation of this difference is that disagreement about taste is sometimes faultless, but moral disagreement is not faultless. Finally, I use this as a basis for arguing that moral disagreement involves disagreement in belief, while disagreement about taste involves disagreement in attitude.