Unformatted text preview: Error Theory When ordinary people talk of right/ wrong they mean an objective claim Moral skepticism Argument from Queerness • Ethical value has to “call to us”/ influence us; it’s not inert • Objective values are strange because they aren’t independent of our attitudes- they influence our attitudes Response of Objectivist: • For something to be of value it influences our attitudes, but it’s value is not made such by our attitudes Metaphysical argument from Queerness • Very basic nature of values If there were morally objective values, then we would have to have a special moral 6 th sense, and we don’t have one • Do we have to have this sense? Do we have an economic sense? A biological sense? P. 503-504 Argument from Relativity...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PHIL 103 taught by Professor Brower during the Fall '07 term at Tulane.
- Fall '07