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Non-Cognitivism and Fundamental Moral Certitude: Reply to Eriksson and Francén Olinder
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2017 (English)In: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, ISSN 0004-8402, E-ISSN 1471-6828, Vol. 95, no 4, 794-799 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Accommodating degrees of moral certitude is a serious problem for non-cognitivism about ethics. In particular, non-cognitivism has trouble accommodating fundamental moral certitude. John Eriksson and Ragnar Francén Olinder [2016] have recently proposed a solution. In fact, Eriksson and Francén Olinder offer two different proposals—one ‘classification’ account and one ‘projectivist’ account. We argue that the classification account faces the same problem as previous accounts do, while the projectivist account has unacceptable implications. Non-cognitivists will have to look elsewhere for a plausible solution to the problem of accommodating fundamental moral certitude.

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2017. Vol. 95, no 4, 794-799 p.
Keyword [en]
certitude, moral judgment, non-cognitivism
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Philosophy
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Practical Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-147270DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2016.1269352OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-147270DiVA: diva2:1142981
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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 1432305
Available from: 2017-09-20 Created: 2017-09-20 Last updated: 2017-10-04Bibliographically approved

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