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The Argument from Disagreement and the Role of Cross-Cultural Empirical Data

Fraser, Benjamin; Hauser, Marc

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The Argument from Disagreement (AD) (Mackie, 1977) depends upon empirical evidence for 'fundamental' moral disagreement (FMD) (Doris and Stich, 2005; Doris and Plakias, 2008). Research on the Southern 'culture of honour' (Nisbett and Cohen, 1996) has been presented as evidence for FMD between Northerners and Southerners within the US. We raise some doubts about the usefulness of such data in settling AD. We offer an alternative based on recent work in moral psychology that targets the potential...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62721
Source: Mind and Language
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2010.01400.x

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