Res Philosophica 91 (4):661-679 (2014)

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Christopher Cowie
Cambridge University
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According to some contemporary nonnaturalists about normativity , normative facts exist in an ontologically non-committing sense. These nonnaturalists face an explanatory burden. They must explain their claim that normative facts exist in such a sense. I identify criteria for an adequate explanation, and extract five distinct candidate explanations from the writings of these authors . I assess each. None is both informative and recognizable as a version of contemporary nonnaturalism. In light of this, I assess the best options for proponents of this view.
Keywords Metaethics  Parfit  Scanlon
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DOI 10.11612/resphil.2014.91.4.3
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