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Red, Riotous and Wrong: Is the Secondary Quality Analogy an Unpalatable Doctrine?

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Title Red, Riotous and Wrong: Is the Secondary Quality Analogy an Unpalatable Doctrine?
 
Creator McCauley, Harry
 
Subject Philosophy
 
Description In recent analytical moral theory a debate has been raging for some time now
about the merits and demerits of realism about morality. Two main schools of
moral realists have emerged on opposite sides of the Atlantic. In the US various
naturalist realists 'prominent amongst them, the socalled
Cornell realists'
have canvassed various versions of the view that moral properties are real and are
either reducible to, or are constituted out of natural properties. 1 In the UK moral
realism has taken a somewhat different direction. More under the thrall of Moore
and the 'open question argument' than the Americans, the British realists have
tended to reject the naturalist path and have tried to find some way in which to
defend a conception of moral properties in which such properties are seen as
objective and mindindependent,
without thereby being reduced, to or constituted
out of natural properties.
 
Publisher Department of Philosophy NUIM
 
Date 2007
 
Type Article
PeerReviewed
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://eprints.nuim.ie/1007/1/Harry_MPP_issue_4_2007.pdf
McCauley, Harry (2007) Red, Riotous and Wrong: Is the Secondary Quality Analogy an Unpalatable Doctrine? Maynooth Philosophical Papers (4). pp. 23-30.
 
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