European Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):202–221 (2006)

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Hans Fink
Oxford University (DPhil)
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In "Two sorts of Naturalism" John McDowell is sketching his own sort of naturalism in ethics as an alternative to "bald naturalism". In this paper I distinguish materialist, idealist and absolute conceptions of nature and of naturalism in order to provide a framework for a clearer understanding of what McDowell’s own naturalism amounts to. I argue that nothing short of an absolute naturalism will do for a number of McDowell's own purposes, but that it is far from obvious that this is his position. If he directly denies that it is, he seems to be left with some rather awkward choices.
Keywords Naturalism  John McDowell
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2006.00222.x
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