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Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Volume 25, Issue 1, Spring 2019

Jeremy Wisnewski
Pages 35-48
DOI: 10.5840/pcw20192514

Affordances, Embodiment, and Moral Perception
A Sketch of a Moral Theory

My aim in this article is programmatic. I argue that understanding perceptual experience on the model of perceptual affordances allows us to acknowledge the centrality of embodiment to moral phenomenology, on the one hand, and to see more transparently the place of the emotions in the moral life, on the other. I suggest some means by which moral perception, construed as the perception of moral affordances, might be cultivated.

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