Analyse & Kritik 34 (1):63-80 (2012)

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Alex Rosenberg
Duke University
Matthew Braddock
University of Tennessee, Martin
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We raise three issues for Philip Kitcher's "Ethical Project" (2011): First, we argue that the genealogy of morals starts well before the advent of altruism-failures and the need to remedy them, which Kitcher dates at about 50K years ago. Second, we challenge the likelihood of long term moral progress of the sort Kitcher requires to establish objectivity while circumventing Hume's challenge to avoid trying to derive normative conclusions from positive ones--'ought' from 'is'. Third, we sketch ways in which Kitcher's metaethical opponents could respond to his arguments against them.
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DOI 10.1515/auk-2012-0105
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