Philosophical Studies 172 (12):3357-3374 (2015)

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Marc Artiga
Universitat De València
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Street’s :109–166, 2006) Darwinian Dilemma purports to show that evolutionary considerations are in tension with realist theories of value, which include moral realism. According to this argument, moral realism can only be defended by assuming an implausible tracking relation between moral attitudes and moral facts. In this essay, I argue that this tracking relation is not as implausible as most people have assumed by showing that the three main objections against it are flawed. Since this is a key premise in the reasoning, I conclude that the Darwinian Dilemma against moral realism can be resisted.
Keywords Moral realism  Darwinian Dilemma  Teleosemantics  Debunking arguments  Sharon Street
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