The Naturalistic Fallacy: The History of its Refutation

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print March 1963 | ISBN: 9780198241577
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680380 | DOI:
The Naturalistic Fallacy: The History of its Refutation

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This chapter provides a broad context for the history of exposure using the method of Professor Moore’s, regarding the naturalistic fallacy. The discussion also includes Locke’s views and the concepts of the principle of utility, the argument from trivialization, arguing in a circle, and naturalism.

Keywords: history; method; Professor Moore; naturalistic fallacy; Locke; principle of utility; naturalism; argument from trivialization; arguing in a circle

Chapter.  4624 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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