Quick Question of the Day

When you claim something is “natural,” are you making a pathetic or an ethical appeal?

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  1. from the “Naturalistic Fallacy” entry on the ‘pedia.

    “Moore goes on to explain that he pays special attention to the fallacy as it occurs in ethics, and identifies that specific form of the fallacy as ‘naturalistic’, because (1) it is so commonly committed in ethics, and (2) because committing the fallacy in ethics involves confusing a natural object (such as survival or pleasure) with goodness, something that is (he argues) not a natural object.”

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