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  • Title: Ethical Intuitionism
  • Author: Michael Huemer
  • ISBN: 9781403989680
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book defends a form of ethical intuitionism, according to which i there are objective moral truths ii we know some of these truths through a kind of immediate, intellectual awareness, or intuition and iii our knowledge of moral truths gives us reasons for action independent of our desires The author rebuts all the major objections to this theory and shows tThis book defends a form of ethical intuitionism, according to which i there are objective moral truths ii we know some of these truths through a kind of immediate, intellectual awareness, or intuition and iii our knowledge of moral truths gives us reasons for action independent of our desires The author rebuts all the major objections to this theory and shows that the alternative theories about the nature of ethics all face grave difficulties.
    Ethical Intuitionism This book defends a form of ethical intuitionism according to which i there are objective moral truths ii we know some of these truths through a kind of immediate intellectual awareness or intuitio

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    1. There are a few great things about this book 1 As noted before, the approachibility is nearly flawless Heumer explains everything in an extremely understanding way The only iffy part was when he went into the Humean objections Although, he made them bearable and seemingly did a good job at knocking them down.2 It fights off the laziness group of morality the relativists and nihilists The ones who claim morality is subjective or do not exist because they seem too lazy to actually search for objec [...]

    2. Michael Huemer here presents a compelling, extremely readable argument in favour of moral realism and ethical intuitionism, and against the three most prominent moral anti realist theories subjectivism, non cognitivism, error theory or nihilism as well as moral naturalism His main arguments against the anti realist and moral naturalist positions essentially show how they cannot deal with the way we use moral terms, and are hence much less plausible than moral realism I found Huemer s arguments v [...]

    3. Finished read this While I think Huemer s logic is impeccable and I can t really disagree with any of his arguments, I somewhat find objective morality unsettling now then before I read it Even though we can plausibly use intuition as a source of moral knowledge, we re still left wondering where it comes from.Unlike sensory perception where the computer I m typing on very likely exists whether I perceive it or not and would exists the raw materials at least whether I or any other human ever exi [...]

    4. The nice thing about this book is its approachability Huemer has a talent for explaining complex concepts in a clear and concise manner something that is wanting in a lot of philosophy books His argument is that there are object evaluative facts moral facts which we know about through intuition Huemer does an admirable job of defending this unpopular theory against other metaethical theories.

    5. Finally, a philosopher with the courage to argue in favor, with remarkable clarity, of the obvious Ignore Huemer at your intellectual peril.

    6. This important book defends what might be the only satisfying theory of meta ethics That is that there exist moral truths i.e moral realism is true , that we have an innate mechanism for perceiving or intuiting these truths i.e ethical intuitionism is true , and that these intuitions are irreducible i.e ethical naturalism is false.Huemer s prose is simple and lucid He presents the salad of competing meta ethical theories subjectivism, non cognitivism, nihilism, and naturalism and argues persuasi [...]

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