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Who's afraid of the naturalistic fallacy?

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David Hume argued that values are the projections of natural human desires, and that moral values are the projections of desires that aim at the common good of society. Recent developments in game theory, evolutionary biology, animal behaviour and neuroscience explain why humans have such desires, and hence provide support for a Humean approach to moral psychology and moral philosophy. However, few philosophers have been willing to pursue this naturalistic approach to ethics for fear that it ...

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Institution:
London School of Economics
Department:
Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science
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Journal:
Evolutionary Psychology More from this journal
Volume:
4
Pages:
234-247
Publication date:
2006-01-01
ISSN:
1474-7049
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English
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2011-10-27

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