|Who is a moral expert?|
Some people consider religious authorities to be the ones to go to with questions about right and wrong. Does a moral authority have to be a religious authority as well?
In The Republic, Plato envisions a society governed by philosopher-kings. One might think that these philosopher-kings are moral authorities as well. Indeed, Plato says that their education aims not only at the attainment of virtues, such as courage, but also at knowledge of the Good. If philosopher-kings have knowledge of the Good, then are they the ones to go to with questions about right and wrong?