• José Oliverio Tovar Bohórquez Universidad del Valle


The purpose of this paper is to critically review Prinz’s constitution model. According to commonly suggested models, moral judgment is the result of specific cognitive processes that are intuitive, emotional or rational. According to Prinz, sentimentalist views argue that such judgments are caused by emotions. In contrast, he argues that moral judgment is constituted, not caused, by them. I will expose Prinz’s argument to support his proposal and outline some inconsistencies of it.



Biografía del Autor

José Oliverio Tovar Bohórquez, Universidad del Valle

Profesor titular de la Universidad del Valle. Doctor en Filosofía y Filósofo por la Universidad Nacional. Sus principales áreas de trabajo y de investigación son: la filosofía de la educación, la filosofía moral, la neuropsicología moral y la psicología moral. 


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Como citar
TOVAR BOHÓRQUEZ, José Oliverio. PRINZ’S CONSTITUTION MODEL OF MORAL JUDGMENT: A CRITICAL READING. Praxis Filosófica, [S.l.], n. 44, p. 107-118, abr. 2017. ISSN 2389-9387. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 21 abr. 2018 doi:

Palabras clave

Sentiment, emotion, moral judgment, constitution model

Palabras clave

sentimiento; emoción; juicio moral; modelo de constitución