Objectivity in Ethics and Mathematics

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society: The Virtual Issue 3 (2015)
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How do axioms, or first principles, in ethics compare to those in mathematics? In this companion piece to G.C. Field's 1931 "On the Role of Definition in Ethics", I argue that there are similarities between the cases. However, these are premised on an assumption which can be questioned, and which highlights the peculiarity of normative inquiry.



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Justin Clarke-Doane
Columbia University

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