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Should Moore have followed his own method?

Stoljar, Daniel

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I discuss Soames's proposal that Moore could have avoided a central problem in his moral philosophy if he had utilized a method he himself pioneered in epistemology. The problem in Moore's moral philosophy concerns what it is for a moral claim to be self-evident. The method in Moore's epistemology concerns not denying the obvious. In review of the distance between something's being self-evident and its being obvious, it is suggested that Soames's proposal is mistaken.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/23597
Source: Philosophical Studies
DOI: 10.1007/s11098-006-0013-5

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