Ethical Naturalism

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  • Ethical Naturalism (Cognitivist)
    • Treat ethical statements the same as non-ethical, statements can be verified or falsified.
    • F.H. Bradley
      • Discover moral obligations from society.
    • Criticisms
      • G.E.Moore
        • Makes a basic error: moral statements cannot be verified
          • If you try to it is to commit the naturalistic fallacy
        • Closed Question- 'George is a bachelor but is he male?'- definition of bachelor is a unmarried male
          • Open Question- Definition not implied. The question does not carry the automatic answer.
  • Definitions of natural terms produce open questions
    • G.E.Moore
      • Makes a basic error: moral statements cannot be verified
        • If you try to it is to commit the naturalistic fallacy
      • Closed Question- 'George is a bachelor but is he male?'- definition of bachelor is a unmarried male
        • Open Question- Definition not implied. The question does not carry the automatic answer.

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