Meta‐Ethical Realism with Good of a Kind

European Journal of Philosophy 23 (2):273-292 (2012)
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There is a difference between an object's being good simpliciter and an object's being good of its kind, and the vast majority of philosophers have supposed that it is the former variety of goodness that is relevant to ethics. I argue that one may be a meta-ethical realist while employing the notion of good of a kind to the exclusion of good simpliciter; I call such a view kindism. I distinguish between two varieties of kindism, explicate the details of one of those varieties, and defend kindism against possible objections

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Reid Blackman
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