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Question about Chidi from The Good Place…SPOILER

Spoilers for The Good Place under the spoiler tag below: I recently brought this up in an answer about fatalism, describing how free will would entail that we can predict the consequences of every ...
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Moral skepticism and “walking the talk”

It would seem that a substantial minority of philosophers agree with the moral anti-realist position that we have a problem going from "is" to "ought"--that there is no objective correlate of the ...
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Are human moralities morally objective or subjective or morally skeptic (always ask critical questions)?

Moral objectivism means that something that is not moral ought to change to something morally absolute or constant. Moral subjectivism means that moral ideas are relative. They can change over time. ...
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How do moral anti-realists decide what to do?

How do moral anti-realists decide what to do? I know there's something out there, like Mackie. Could be some interesting answers, out there
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Is “quality of life” an in-efficacious measure for a “meaningful life”?

Definitions Quality of life (QOL) is the general well-being of individuals and societies, outlining negative and positive features of life. It observes life satisfaction, including everything from ...
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Who are the representatives of Michigan and Rutgers ethical naturalism?

I am writing an excursus on contemporary naturalism for my thesis. In fact, after a brief introduction to the subject of moral philosophy and to ethical naturalism, I will analyze the Duke manifesto "...
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Why do we assume good and evil exist?

I've noticed that a lot of arguments for or against a God (especially the Christian God) assume that good and evil exist. Why is this? I had always assumed there was a good and evil while I was a ...
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Understanding the act of banning

(I'm new to Philosophy Stack Exchange so let me know if I'm not wording things properly, if I have to improve my question, etc.) I want to understand why humans always find a way to "ban" each other ...
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No Pure Observation (Harman's Ethics and Observation)

In his paper titled Ethics and Observation, Harman acknowledges that there is no pure observation. What he means seems to be that how we observe new events depends on our pre-held beliefs. Sturgeon,...
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Can moral behaviour be based on a lie?

If knowledge implies justified belief, as is traditionally supposed, then skepticism about justified moral belief implies skepticism about moral knowledge. However, even if knowledge does require ...
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Are moral theories arbitrary?

So far, I've concluded for me that moral is only based on axioms. And those axioms are essentially arbitrary as the axioms in mathematics are. Hence, I've to choose my axiom system, e.g. be an ...
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How valid is this subjective moralty statement?

I have been trying to find any argument against this statement: As good and bad can't be objectively defined because everyone has a different vision about what's good and what's bad, it becomes ...
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Does any meta-ethics claim moral discourse is impossible?

Background Suppose that what makes a value judgment moral, is its intrinsic rationality. In comparison: that I should take this bus, seems (both instrumental and) a judgment which depends upon ...