Red, Riotous and Wrong: Is the Secondary Quality Analogy an Unpalatable Doctrine?
Maynooth Philosophical Papers (4).
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
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.
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