Learning Objectives

On completion of this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:

LO 3.1: Understand the relationship between intuition and reason by distinguishing between fast and slow thinking.

LO 3.2: Identify the complexities of self-interest.

LO 3.3: Explain the cognitive limitations and biases that prevent human beings from making rational decisions.

LO 3.4: Recognize the role intuitions play in ethical decision-making.

LO 3.5: Apply the weight-of-reasons framework to check the role that after-the-fact rationalization plays in ethical choices.