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2/24/06 1:43 PM
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winnidon
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Edited: 24-Feb-06
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I've been reading Moore's "Principia Ethica" this past week and was just wondering if anyone thinks that Moore's open question argument successfully establishes that the naturalistic fallacy is a fallacy? At this point I'm inclined to think that it does...any thoughts?
2/25/06 6:13 PM
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Is that a hard book to read?
2/25/06 7:03 PM
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I haven´t read that book, but yes, I think the naturalistic fallacy is indeed a genuine fallacy.

if you have read the book, care to expand abit on Moore´s argument that you refer to?

2/28/06 12:52 AM
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Agree with FudoMyoo.
3/2/06 6:28 PM
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I have not read Moore's account for a while, but I too believe that it is a genuine fallacy. I was just writing about it today in an essay about biological determinism/sociobiology.. I dont think its wrong to say that norms/nature are morally right though, as long as you are explicit and argue for it

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