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Title: Abhorrence and Justification
Author(s): SHAND, John
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 17    Issue: 4   Date: 2010   
Pages: 515-528
DOI: 10.2143/EP.17.4.2059844

Abstract :
The paper explores a subclass of ethical judgements that are disturbing in that the strength of moral abhorrence generally associated with such judgements is not remotely matched by any rational moral arguments supporting them, and yet we nevertheless appear to think we have no intellectual obligation to change the said ethical judgments so as to accord with the degree of justification. This may stand as a warning that we should be guarded in holding our ethical beliefs since we may not be as rational as we like to think we are.

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