The Naturalistic Fallacy and Theological Ethics

In Neil Sinclair (ed.), The Naturalistic Fallacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)
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Christian Miller
Wake Forest University
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What views are the primary target of Moore’s fallacy and his open question argument? A common answer, I suspect, would be naturalistic approaches to morality. It is the naturalistic fallacy, after all. But in fact both his fallacy and his argument apply just as straightforwardly to supernatural approaches to morality as well. In this chapter, I focus specifically on how philosophers of religion have tried to grounds morality in God in ways that are clearly relevant to Moore’s project.
Keywords Moore  Open Question Argument  Naturalistic Fallacy  Divine Command Theory  Divine Desire Theory  Robert Adams  God  Theism
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