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Jessy Jordan
Mount St. Mary's University
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Recent defenders of Philippa Foot, such as Michael Thompson and John Hacker-Wright, have argued that it is a mistake to think that Ft aims to justify a substantive conception of human soundness and defect. instead, she relies on the acceptance of certain groundless moral norms to underwrite her views about what is characteristically human. I maintain that this is a weakness and that the Footian-style proponent of natural normativity needs to provide a story about how we might achieve justified self-confidence regarding moral norms. In this paper, I offer a coherentist model for doing so, thereby addressing the justification gap.
Keywords ethical naturalism  human life form  natural normativity  Neo-Aristotelianism  Neurathian justification
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DOI 10.1017/s0012217316000615
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