The naturalistic fallacy

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Abstract

The phrase “naturalistic fallacy” is used in two distinct senses which are not always distinguished clearly enough. This tends to lead to unfortunate confusions (see, e.g., Hauser 2006: 5). Hence, one of my aims in this essay is to clarify the distinction between these uses in the hope that further confusions could be avoided.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Ethics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Metaethics, Naturalistic Fallacy, G.E. Moore