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Moral Realism and God I. Moral Realism: Objective and subjective Moral Realism: the thesis that there really exist moral properties and facts. Objective vs. subjective realism: 1. According to objective moral realism, moral facts do not depend upon corresponding human judgments, choices or attitudes, whether of individuals or whole cultures. 2. According to subjective moral realism, moral facts do depend on what we take them to be. E.g., our thinking something wrong makes it really wrong (at least for us). Issue: is subjectivism really a form of realism? Do moral facts really exist if they are merely a projection of our thoughts, desires. II. Varieties of Non-theistic Moral Realism A. G. E. Moore : moral properties are "non-natural" properties, grasped by direct intuition. They consist neither in natural properties or supernatural ones (i.e., possible relations to God's will or character). Moral facts are sui generis, irreducible brute facts. Main problems: explaining how such non-natural facts can enter into causal relations with the natural facts of our thinking and doing. How to make sense of this faculty of "intuition".
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