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Many strategies are available : (1) One could attempt at showing hom that he actually does not believe what he says . For example, this novice has certainly already accused someone else of having behaved incorreclty towards himself. On which ground? (2) One could show him that morality is not subjective at all: it is a social/ cultural phenomenon. It is ...


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There are, as I expect you are aware, moral anti-realists who hold that there are moral rules that are binding within a society, but they maintain that moral judgements are not the same kind of thing as statements of facts and hence are not capable of being true or false. Also, there are moral relativists who are pluralistic about morality and don't believe ...


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Preface: I am an ethical anti-realist, so I'll be trying to represent an opponent here! I do accept though that it's a position that people dismiss more quickly than is warranted. One approach that is sometimes taken to be close to realism was attributed to Kant by Christine Korsgaard. Korsgaard suggested (after Rawls) that we need to understand the ...


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I would, in such a situation, make the following quick statement: "Morality is the set of most basic values and rules of orderly societal gathering and cohabitation. The sheer fact that people (like you and I, here) regularily meet in similar fashion -- let alone live together -- proves that they share these values and rules. Hence, these values and rules ...


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No, unless one goes to the extreme of retroactively redefining intelligence to mean an IQ test score. Which was done in the 1920s by psychologists Catherine Cox Miles and Lewis Terman, (her eugenicist supervisor), who published an absurd list of 300 posthumous IQ scores of historically eminent people based only on snippets of biographical data! That is ...


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(1) Now, each of us knows that only one first person perspective among all perspectives has the property of "mine", but for each of us, this "mine" property corresponds to a different perspective. However, this would imply that ALL first person perspectives have the property of "mine", and that is in direct contradiction to what I'm experiencing, ...


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