On the Defensibility and Believability of Moral Error Theory

Reply to Evers, Streumer, and Toppinen

in Journal of Moral Philosophy
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This article is a response to critical articles by Daan Evers, Bart Streumer, and Teemu Toppinen on my book Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). I will be concerned with four main topics. I shall first try to illuminate the claim that moral facts are queer, and its role in the argument for moral error theory. In section 2, I discuss the relative merits of moral error theory and moral contextualism. In section 3, I explain why I still find the queerness argument concerning supervenience an unpromising argument against non-naturalistic moral realism. In section 4, finally, I reconsider the question whether I, or anyone, can believe the error theory.

On the Defensibility and Believability of Moral Error Theory

Reply to Evers, Streumer, and Toppinen

in Journal of Moral Philosophy



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