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Stephanie Leary (McGill)

Quand : Back to Calendar 7 décembre 2018 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Où : Salle 223
boul. Édouard-Montpetit,Montréal,QC H3T
Catégories : Éthique fondamentale

Dans le cadre des ateliers du GRIN, Stephanie Leary (McGill) offrira une présentation intitulée “What is Moorean Non-naturalism?” .


Most metaethicists take the sort of non-naturalist view endorsed by Moore and his followers to amount to either a claim about identity or a claim about grounding. In this paper, however, I argue that specifying non-naturalism just in terms of identity is at best not illuminating, and specifying the view in terms of grounding either makes the naturalism vs. non-naturalism debate settled by general metaphysical considerations or fails to make room for Moore himself to count as a genuine non-naturalist. So, instead, I propose that we understand the view in terms of essence: specifically, as the claim that the essences of at least some normative properties cannot be ultimately specified in entirely non-normative terms and do not specify non-normative sufficient conditions for their instantiation. Characterizing the view in these terms most clearly captures the non-naturalist’s core pre-theoretical claims in a way that makes it a substantive, local view about normative properties and makes room for Moore.