Should Morality Be Treated as an Experimental Science?

In 1891, the American philosopher and psychologist William James proclaimed that moral truths do not come down from on high but rather emerge from experience. James, who is known as one of the founding fathers of pragmatism, saw moral philosophy as something akin to experimental science. To reach the truth, you had to apply principles to real situations; you had to trial and test; you had to develop a moral character. Sarin Marchetti highlights the relevance of such thinking today.

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