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Title: Naturalizzazione senza naturalismo: una prospettiva per la metaetica
Authors: Cremaschi, Sergio
Keywords: metaethicsnaturalism
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Sergio Cremaschi, "Naturalizzazione senza naturalismo: una prospettiva per la metaetica", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, IX (2007) 2, pp. 201-217.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
IX (2007) 2
Abstract: I discuss first the meaning of naturalism in philosophy and then the sense in which it has been introduced in ethics: that of American Naturalism, that of Dewey’s pragmatism, the sense of a negation of Moore’s negation of naturalism, the neo-Aristotelian, and the one of the external realists. I will argue a fundamental heterogeneity of these meanings and will add that the reasons for the apparent unity of a naturalist front in recent philosophical debates lies more in factors pertaining to the sociology of knowledge. I will suggest that there is one sense in which a naturalism claim may be defended, the sense of Aristotle and Dewey, according to which moral good is not specifically moral in its nature. I will add that programs of scientific exploration into biological bases of behaviour and co-ordination of behaviour within groups are highly promising, but are in no sense ‘naturalistic’ and are indeed compatible with ethical intuitionism, or Kantian ethics.
ISSN: 1825-5167
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