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Evolution and Moral Realism

Sterelny, Kim; Fraser, Benjamin

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We are moral apes, a difference between humans and our relatives that has received significant recent attention in the evolutionary literature. Evolutionary accounts of morality have often been recruited in support of error theory: moral language is truth-apt, but substantive moral claims are never true (or never warranted). In this article, we: (i) locate evolutionary error theory within the broader framework of the relationship between folk conceptions of a domain and our best scientific...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/237779
Source: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
DOI: 10.1093/bjps/axv060
Access Rights: Open Access

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