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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
I. Show understanding of the naturalistic
fallacy
II. Show understanding of the key principles of
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IDENTIFY AND MATCH
Naturalistic moral theories say that we can
G.E. Moore ­ good can be know morals through reason and examine
defined no more them like anything else in the natural world.
successfully than `yellow'.
The theory benefits from being secular, and it
You must therefore use Intuition, an inbuilt can be applied by everyone quickly and easily
faculty that makes moral judgements based as there is no decision making process
on previous sense experience. requiring reason like Utilitarianism.
All you can say is 'good is good' and
trying to define good in terms
of something which can be give examples of things that are.
identified in the world or in Often it is hard to describe why you
human nature E.g. What `s believe things are good, for example,
natural is good
saving a starving child.…read more

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PLENARY - INTUITIONISM
Trying to describe good is like trying to describe a colour.
All you can say is 'good is good' and give examples of
things that are. Often it is hard to describe why you
believe things are good, for example, saving a starving
child.
You must therefore use Intuition, an inbuilt faculty that
makes moral judgements based on previous sense
experience.
The theory benefits from being secular, and it can be
applied by everyone quickly and easily as there is no
decision making process requiring reason like
Utilitarianism.…read more

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PLENARY - NATURALISM
This is the view that morals can be defined or explained in
natural terms, or supported through the observation of
the world in science.
If we define goodness as pleasure, we may look at
evidence of pleasure and pain in actions. If we say that
goodness is whatever God desires, we will look for
evidence of God's purposes in the natural world.…read more

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