Support for traditional metanormative non-naturalism has stubbornly flourished in recent years. Moreover, the recent explosion of work on a peculiarly ‘normative’ explanatory/dependence relation appears to give new hope to such an account, especially in explaining the supervenience of the normative on the natural. This paper argues that this hope is illusory. Normativism (about explanatory/dependence relations) creeps. Non-naturalist theories which embrace normativism are in danger of becoming indistinguishable from paradigmatic metanormative naturalism.
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