Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 HT08
|Event Name||Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 HT08|
|Start Date||21st Jan 2008 4:30pm|
|End Date||21st Jan 2008 6:30pm|
John Mackie asked what in the world the word “because” signifes in statements such as “What you did was wrong because it was deliberately cruel.” In this paper I develop the idea of an ethical “making” relation
I conclude my paper with an argument to the effect that, though supervenience may not illuminate ethical making, ethical making may illuminate the widely accepted supervenience of the moral on the non-moral. Moreover, because my argument is at least friendly to moral realism, it may permit an effective reply to Blackburn’s claim that moral realists cannot explain why the moral supervenes on the non-moral.