Re: new to list

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sat Aug 25 2001 - 09:35:30 MDT

Russell Blackford wrote:
> Mark said
> >J L Mackie
> >famously argued that all moral truths are false because there are no moral
> >facts, i.e., morality does not exist. Mackie and other error theorists
> >(Nietzsche is sometimes interpreted this way) do not say that moral truths
> >are relative to some social group, rather all such claims are false.
> Yes. As I understand Mackie, he says that there are no objective moral
> properties, etc. However, our moral discourse implies/assumes that there
> are. Therefore, the propositions in our moral discourse are false.

The problem is that science (specifically sociobiology) continues to
prove these theorists wrong.

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