[SydPhil] Notification: Sam Baron, Mark Colyvan, Kristie Miller, Michael Rubin @ Thu 21 Apr 2016 15:00 - 16:30 (Current Projects)

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Title: Sam Baron, Mark Colyvan, Kristie Miller, Michael Rubin
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  
When: Thu 21 Apr 2016 15:00 - 16:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Calendar: Current Projects
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