Philosophical Psychology 29 (6):844-857 (2016)

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Matthew Braddock
University of Tennessee, Martin
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Evolutionary debunking arguments, notably Sharon Street’s Darwinian Dilemma (2006), allege that moral realists need to explain the reliability of our moral judgments, given their evolutionary sources. David Copp (2008) and David Enoch (2010) take up the challenge. I argue on empirical grounds that realists have not met the challenge and moreover cannot do so. The outcome is that there are empirically-motivated reasons for thinking moral realists cannot explain moral reliability, given our current empirical understanding.
Keywords evolutionary debunking arguments  innate biases  moral realism  Darwinian Dilemma  moral skepticism  moral nativism  evolution of morality
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DOI 10.1080/09515089.2016.1163667
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