Journal of Moral Philosophy 13 (4):419-436 (2016)

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Bart Streumer
University of Groningen
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Jonas Olson writes that "a plausible moral error theory must be an error theory about all irreducible normativity". I agree. But unlike Olson, I think we cannot believe this error theory. I first argue that Olson should say that reasons for belief are irreducibly normative. I then argue that if reasons for belief are irreducibly normative, we cannot believe an error theory about all irreducible normativity. I then explain why I think Olson's objections to this argument fail. I end by showing that Olson cannot defend his view as a partly revisionary alternative to an error theory about all irreducible normativity.
Keywords Metaethics  Moral Error Theory  Jonas Olson
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DOI 10.1163/17455243-01304003
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