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  1. Brad Majors (2009). The Natural and the Normative. Oxford Studies in Metaethics 4:29-52.
  2. B. Majors (2008). Review: Folke Tersman: Moral Disagreement. [REVIEW] Mind 117 (466):529-532.
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  3. Brad Majors (2008). Cognitivist Expressivism and the Nature of Belief. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (3):279 - 293.
    The paper is a critical examination of the metaethical position taken up recently by Terence Horgan and Mark Timmons, called ‘cognitivist expressivism’. The key component of the position is their insistence that some beliefs are nondescriptive. The paper argues against this thesis in two ways: First by sketching an independently plausible account of belief, on which belief is essentially a certain kind of descriptive representational state; and second by rebutting Horgan and Timmons’ positive arguments in favor of their account. The (...)
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  4. Brad Majors (2007). Review of Moral Skepticisms by Walter Sinnott‐Armstrong. [REVIEW] Ethics 117 (2):383-387.
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  5. Brad Majors (2007). Moral Explanation. Philosophy Compass 2 (1):1–15.
    Discussion of moral explanation has reached an impasse, with proponents of contemporary ethical naturalism upholding the explanatory integrity of moral facts and properties, and opponents--including both antirealists and non-naturalistic realists--insisting that such robustly explanatory pretensions as moral theory has be explained away. I propose that the key to solving the problem lies in the question whether instances of moral properties are causally efficacious. It is argued that, given the truth of contemporary ethical naturalism, moral properties are causally efficacious if the (...)
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  6. Brad Majors & Sarah Sawyer (2007). Entitlement, Opacity, and Connection. In Sanford Goldberg (ed.), Internalism and Externalism in Semantics and Epistemology. Oxford University Press. 131.
     
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  7. Brad Majors (2006). Quasi-Naturalism and Moral Reality. Ratio 19 (1):64–76.
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  8. Brad Majors (2005). The New Rationalism. Philosophical Papers 34 (2):289-305.
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  9. Brad Majors (2005). Critical Notice of Christopher Peacocke,'The Realm of Reason'. Philosophical Papers 34 (2).
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  10. Brad Majors (2005). Moral Discourse and Descriptive Properties. Philosophical Quarterly 55 (220):475 - 494.
    I discuss a strategy for grounding ethical naturalism propounded by Frank Jackson and more recently by Allan Gibbard: that the undisputed supervenience of the moral upon the natural (or descriptive) entails that moral properties are natural (or descriptive) properties. I show that this strategy falls foul of certain indubitable constraints governing natural kinds; and I then rebut some objections. The upshot is that no viable strategy for supporting ethical naturalism is to be found along these lines. This result has additional (...)
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  11. Brad Majors & Sarah Sawyer (2005). The Epistemological Argument for Content Externalism. Philosophical Perspectives 39 (1):257-280.
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  12. ByBrad Majors (2005). Moral Discourse and Descriptive Properties. Philosophical Quarterly 55 (220):475–494.
    I discuss a strategy for grounding ethical naturalism propounded by Frank Jackson and more recently by Allan Gibbard: that the undisputed supervenience of the moral upon the natural (or descriptive) entails that moral properties are natural (or descriptive) properties. I show that this strategy falls foul of certain indubitable constraints governing natural kinds; and I then rebut some objections. The upshot is that no viable strategy for supporting ethical naturalism is to be found along these lines. This result has additional (...)
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  13. Sarah Sawyer & Brad Majors (2005). The Epistemological Argument for Content Externalism. Philosophical Perspectives 19 (1):257-280.
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  14. Brad Majors (2003). Moral Explanation and the Special Sciences. Philosophical Studies 113 (2):121 - 152.
    Discussion of moral explanation has reached animpasse, with proponents of contemporaryethical naturalism upholding the explanatoryintegrity of moral facts and properties, andopponents – including both anti-realists andnon-naturalistic realists – insisting thatsuch robustly explanatory pretensions as moraltheory has be explained away. I propose thatthe key to solving the problem lies in thequestion whether instances of moral propertiesare causally efficacious. It is argued that,given the truth of contemporary ethicalnaturalism, moral properties are causallyefficacious if the properties of the specialsciences are. Certain objections are rebuttedinvolving (...)
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  15. Brad Majors (2002). Lowe, E. Jonathon. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind. Review of Metaphysics 56 (2):438-439.
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  16. B. Majors (2001). Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy by Avrum Stroll. Auslegung 24 (1):117-121.
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