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by Frank Quasar
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: J.L. Mackie's Moral Error Theory
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: J.L. Mackie's Moral Error Theory

I'll try to reiterate Cowie's basic objections. In his 2014 paper, Cowie argued that the CIG strategy runs into a dilemma - it either faces his objection from disparity, or the objection from dialectic redundancy. Before I get into the objections, let me give a brief overview of the strategy that Co...
by Frank Quasar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: J.L. Mackie's Moral Error Theory
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: J.L. Mackie's Moral Error Theory

I'll give you a brief synopsis in regards to Cowie's objections, if you're interested.
by Frank Quasar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: J.L. Mackie's Moral Error Theory
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: J.L. Mackie's Moral Error Theory

This is how I understand the position from reading Mackie's book (as well as a couple of papers on the companions in guilt strategy): Error theory, as espoused by the likes of Mackie, is the idea that morality entails the commitment to a specific type of profile; categorical normativity. Such a prof...
by Frank Quasar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Objective vs Subjective Morality
Replies: 57
Views: 16050

Re: Objective vs Subjective Morality

brimstoneSalad I've noticed that you are now on good footing with Ask Yourself, your beef with him has been squashed, which is really good to hear. However, I did want to ask you the following questions on the matter, feel free to address them if you think they're worthwhile: 1) I'm not sure if you...
by Frank Quasar
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Objective vs Subjective Morality
Replies: 57
Views: 16050

Re: Objective vs Subjective Morality

I think subjectivism is one of the default positions for most people, especially YouTube skeptics. A main driving force for this belief, in my opinion, is due to some of the following reasons down below: 1) "Morality differs from individuals/cultures, and thus, this shows that people have different ...
by Frank Quasar
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Objections to Minimal Moral Realism
Replies: 59
Views: 20283

Re: Objections to Minimal Moral Realism

The word 'minimal' seems to be doing no work at all. If you believe that some moral propositions are true, then you're a moral realist. Subjectivists believe that some propositions are true, but that doesn't make them moral realists. Moral realism has a specific thesis, one that makes them differ g...
by Frank Quasar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Objections to Minimal Moral Realism
Replies: 59
Views: 20283

Re: Objections to Minimal Moral Realism

Ok, so a 'minimal moral realist' believes some moral propositions are true but is agnostic about whether their truth-makers are subjective or objective. But you've defined moral realism as the belief that some moral propositions are true and their truth makers are objective. Yes, the way I defined ...
by Frank Quasar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Objections to Minimal Moral Realism
Replies: 59
Views: 20283

Re: Objections to Minimal Moral Realism

What is 'minimal moral realism'? From your replies to objections, I am left not knowing what it is. The idea is that minimal moral realists believe that (1) we are expressing moral propositions which can either be true/false, and (2) some of these propositions are in fact true. However, they remain...
by Frank Quasar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Debates on Discord?
Replies: 18
Views: 5569

Re: Debates on Discord?

What discord debates did you see on YouTube, specifically? I'd recommend Tom Rabbit's server if you're looking to engage in debates, that server seems to be popping most of the time. If you're looking to debate veganism specifically, then your best shot with opponents whom are actively seeking debat...
by Frank Quasar
Thu May 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Best Ways To Read?
Replies: 10
Views: 4141

Re: Best Ways To Read?

This might be completely off-topic, but do you guys experience any sense of paranoia insofar as your reading investments go? For example, I experience a level of paranoia whenever I read a chapter from a book that I intend to learn a good deal from. I think to myself that the knowledge that I have g...