[SydPhil] Moral Non-naturalistic Explanation: Thursday 3.00

Kristie Miller kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 18 13:19:28 AEST 2016

Dear all

This Thursday’s current projects will be:

Moral Non-naturalistic Explanation by Sam Baron, Mark Colyvan, Kristie Miller and Michael Rubin (Colyvan and Miller to present) 

As usual, papers are held in the Muniment room in the main Quad at 3.00.

Moral non-naturalists deny the explanatory criterion for ontological commitment on the grounds that moral non-naturalism is at odds with moral explanation. In order to defend their view, some moral non-naturalists offer a ‘partners in crime argument’. Mathematical facts, they contend, are not explanatory either, and so we have independent reason to deny the explanatory criterion of ontological commitment, or else risk losing facts about numbers. Recently, however, many philosophers of mathematics have argued that mathematics is explanatory. Thus, we argue, the moral non-naturalist has lost her partner in crime—she stands alone in failing to provide explanations. We offer an extension of the explanatory framework developed in the philosophy of mathematics and suggest that the moral non-naturalist might appeal to this framework in order to offer moral explanations. 

Associate Professor Kristie Miller
Senior ARC Research Fellow
Joint Director, the Centre for Time
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and
The Centre for Time
The University of Sydney
Sydney Australia
Room 407, A 14

kmiller at usyd.edu.au
kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Ph: +612 9036 9663

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