Are the moral fixed points conceptual truths?

Evers, D. (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talk and presentationProfessional or public event Professional

Description

Lecture abstract: Terence Cuneo and Russ Shafer-Landau have recently proposed a new version of moral non-naturalism, according to which there are non-natural moral concepts and truths but no non-natural moral facts. They defend this view by arguing that certain non-trivial moral propositions are conceptual truths. We argue that these moral propositions are conceptual truths only if they are watered down in a certain way. We then show that this undermines Cuneo and Shafer-Landau’s defence of their view.
Period28-Mar-2015
Held atUtrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, Netherlands

Keywords

  • moral nonnaturalism
  • moral error theory
  • conceptual truths