An Epistemology for Moral Naturalists

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Perl, Caleb Herman. (2022). An Epistemology for Moral Naturalists. In Oxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 17 pp. 166-196 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780192865601.003.0007
AuthorsPerl, Caleb Herman
Abstract

This chapter introduces a new account of moral knowledge—an account of how we make or assess claims to moral knowledge. It explains three hallmarks of moral knowledge: its apriori nature, its autonomy from scientific inquiry, and its minimalist epistemology. These hallmarks all seem like evidence against moral naturalists. The chapter shows that this new account allows moral naturalists to capture all three hallmarks. Capturing the three hallmarks undercuts a central source of evidence against moral naturalism.

Keywordsmoral naturalism; moral knowledge; moral epistemology; contextualism; presupposition; apriori
Page range166-196
Year01 Jan 2022
Book titleOxford Studies in Metaethics Volume 17
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Edition17
ISBN978-0-19-286560-1
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780192865601.003.0007
Web address (URL)https://academic.oup.com/book/41859/chapter/354664185
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