Against Moral Truths

Cultura 9 (1):179-194 (2012)

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Seungbae Park
Ulsan National Institute Of Science And Technology
Abstract
I criticize the following three arguments for moral objectivism. 1. Since we assess moral statements, we can arrive at some moral truths (Thomson, 2006). 2. One culture can be closer to truths than another in moral matters because the former can be closer to truths than the latter in scientific matters (Pojman, 2008). 3. A moral judgment is shown to be true when it is backed up by reason (Rachels and Rachels, 2010). Finally, I construct a dilemma against the view that there are moral truths and we can move toward them.
Keywords Cultural Relativism  Emotivism  Moral Justification  Moral Truths
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ISBN(s) 1584-1057
DOI 10.5840/cultura20129128
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Knowledge in a Social World.Alvin I. Goldman - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (1):185-190.
Philosophical Responses to Underdetermination in Science.Seungbae Park - 2009 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 40 (1):115–124.

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Against the Besire Theory of Moral Judgment.Seungbae Park - 2013 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 20 (1):5-17.

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