[ExI] The empirical case for moral realism

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 06:08:32 UTC 2015


Abstract: "Debunking skeptics claim that our moral beliefs are formed by processes unsuited to identifying objective facts, such as emotions inculcated by our genes and culture; therefore, they say, even if there are objective moral facts, we probably don’t know them. I argue that the debunking skeptics cannot explain the pervasive trend toward liberalization of values over human history, and that the best explanation is the realist’s: humanity is becoming increasingly liberal because liberalism is the objectively correct moral stance."

And Huemer means by liberalism a sort of broad approach moral equality (in other words, no double standards), respect for individuals, and restraints on violence/coercion. 


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