Research Seminar - Moral Expertise

John Stewart-Gordon will be presenting for approximately half an hour, which will be followed by an informal discussion. All are welcome and there is no need to book.

The lively topic of whether moral expertise and moral experts exist has been vividly discussed in recent contributions in ethics and, particularly, in bioethics. I hold the view that moral expertise exists and that some moral philosophers can be considered as moral experts in the full sense, who have moral expertise, while some are not. In this talk, however, I focus on the question of whether moral experts must follow their own expert advice in order to remain experts. This is an important issue because my analysis will respond to the vital question of whether a moral expert has (necessarily) both cognitive and practical skills in order to be considered a proper moral expert.