Mencius, Hume, and sensibility theory

Philosophy East and West 52 (1):75-97 (2002)
Sensibility theory claims that, for any object x, x is good/right if and only if x is such as to make a certain sentiment appropriate. A realist position, sensibility theory claims conceptual and explanatory advantages over alternative metaethical theories. Sensibility theory, while revealing, presents a problem of its own: its central thesis involves an explanatory circularity. Here, a Mencius-Hume solution to that problem is offered
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DOI 10.1353/pew.2002.0002
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