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Paul Bloomfield
University of Connecticut
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A basic challenge to naturalistic moral realism is that, even if moral properties existed, there would be no way to naturalistically represent or track them. Here, the basic structure for a tracking account of moral epistemology is given in empirically respectable terms, based on a eudaimonist conception of morality. The goal is to show how this form of moral realism can be seen as consistent with the details of evolutionary biology as well as being amenable to the most current understanding of representationalist or correspondence theories of truth.
Keywords Evolutionary Biology  Fitness  Moral Realism  Philippa Foot  Proper Function  Virture
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DOI 10.3998/ptpbio.16039257.0010.002
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