Intuitive non-naturalism meets cosmic coincidence

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 90 (2):188-209 (2009)
Having no recourse to ways of knowing about the natural world, ethical non-naturalists are in need of an epistemology that might apply to a normative breed of facts or properties, and intuitionism seems well suited to fill that bill. Here I argue that the metaphysical inspiration for ethical intuitionism undermines that very epistemology, for this pair of views generates what I call the defeater from cosmic coincidence. Unfortunately, we face not a happy union, but a difficult choice: either ethical intuitionism or ethical non-naturalism, but not both.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2009.01336.x
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