Moral Facts, Possible Moral Worlds and Naturalized Ethics
Given his commitment to the project of naturalizing every normative aspect of philosophy; reducing its a priori content to some sort of empirical enterprise, Quine’s inroad into moral philosophy is expected to set the stage for the project of naturalizing ethics. However, Quine argues that ethics is methodologically infirmed. Hence, the hope of naturalizing ethics hits the rock. This paper aims at advancing the project of naturalizing ethics by an attempt to settle, in a way different from the postulations of Flanagan and White, foremost commentators on Quinean ethics, Quine’s charge of methodological infirmity.
Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
X (2008) 2
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Fasiku Gbenga, "Moral Facts, Possible Moral Worlds and Naturalized Ethics", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, X (2008) 2, pp. 256-273.