Table 1

The relevance and roles of empirical studies

The content of normative judgementThe process of arriving at normative judgement
Identifying and filtering judgementsIdentify considered judgements.Identify if, and if so how, and with what our considered judgements vary.
Formulating principlesIdentify ethical principles.Identify our responses to principles.
The equilibrium processIdentify how we evaluate judgements and principles.Identify methods, alternatives and mistakes of reasoning.
Social equilibriumIdentify socially acceptable principles.Identify the preconditions for social agreements.