Higher Sem in Practical Philosophy: Jiwon Kim "Does Statistics tell us anything morally interesting?"
This will be a virtual seminar via Zoom. If you would liket to attend this seminar, please send a request to Toni.Ronnow-Rasmussen@fil.lu.se
Here is Jiwon Kim's abstract:
“Given that choice-worthiness (of differences) is sometimes incomparable across first-order moral theories, what is it appropriate to do in conditions of moral uncertainty?” MacAskill, Bykvist, and Ord (2020, p. 79) ask in their book, Moral Uncertainty. If the moral theories are interval-scale measurable and incomparable to each other, they argue that ‘variance voting’ is the best method to give moral theories ‘equal say’ (ch.4). I argue that their method is inaccurate. Even if their method is corrected, there is a reason to think that their method does not tell us what is appropriate to do in conditions of moral uncertainty.