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Reconstruction in Moral Philosophy?

Matthew Braddock and Alexander Rosenberg
From the journal Analyse & Kritik

Abstract

We raise throe issues for Kitcher’s Ethical Project: First, we argue that the genealogy of morals starts well before the advent of altruism-failures and the need to remedy them, which Kitcher dates at about 50K years ago. Second, we challenge the likelihood of long term moral progress of the sort Kitcher requires to establish objectivity while circumventing Hume's challenge to avoid trying to derive normative conclusions from positive ones ‘ought’ from ‘is’. Third, we sketch ways in which Kitcher’s mctacthical opponents could respond to his arguments against them.

Online erschienen: 2016-2-11
Erschienen im Druck: 2012-5-1

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