Group moral knowledge


Recent discussions of group knowledge (Tuomela, 2004; List, 2005; Tollefsen, 2002a; Goldman, 2014, 2004) raise the interesting possibility that moral knowledge might be collectivized. In this chapter we explore this possibility and discuss whether, if there is group moral knowledge, we ought to defer to groups on some moral matters. In part 1, we discuss recent theories of group knowledge. In part 2, we show how a theory of group knowledge might make sense of group moral knowledge and provide some examples of groups that could be candidates for having moral knowledge. In part 3, we consider whether we ought to defer to groups for our moral knowledge.

Publication Title

The Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology