Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 5 MT09
|Event Name||Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 5 MT09|
|Start Date||9th Nov 2009 4:30pm|
|End Date||9th Nov 2009 6:30pm|
Torbjörn Tännsjo (Stockholm) 'In Defence of Moral Realism' to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage
I will present some ideas from a forthcoming book, "From Reasons to Norms: On the Basic Question in Ethics (Springer, forthcoming). I will argue that there is a unique and objective answer to the question what we ought to do, simpliciter. I will rebut Mackie's arguments from queerness and relativity, and Harman's empiricist argument in defence of moral nihilism, and following Ewing, Nagel, and Dworkin, I will argue that we are allowed to turn the content of our moral beliefs against the nihilist thesis.