A Critical Notice on the Moral Grounding Question in David Chalmers’ Reality+
In this critical discussion, I evaluate David Chalmers’ position on the moral grounding question from his (2022) Reality +. The moral grounding question asks: in virtue of what does an entity x have moral standing? Chalmers argues for the claim that phenomenal consciousness is a necessary condition for moral standing. After a brief introduction to his book, I evaluate his position on the moral grounding question from the perspective of access consciousness as opposed to phenomenal consciousness, as well as the Jain doctrine of non-violence, and the differentiation of creatures in terms of their sense capacities.
Anand Jayprakash Vaidya. "A Critical Notice on the Moral Grounding Question in David Chalmers’ Reality+" Sophia (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11841-022-00944-x