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Tracking Eudaimonia

Bloomfield, Paul (2018) Tracking Eudaimonia. Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology, 10 (002). ISSN 2475-3025

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A basic challenge to naturalistic moral realism is that, even if moral properties existed, there would be no way to naturalistically represent or track them. Here, the basic structure for a tracking account of moral epistemology is given in empirically respectable terms, based on a eudaimonist conception of morality. The goal is to show how this form of moral realism can be seen as consistent with the details of evolutionary biology as well as being amenable to the most current understanding of representationalist or correspondence theories of truth.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Bloomfield, PaulPHSB@UCONN.EDU
Keywords: Evolutionary Biology Fitness Moral Realism Philippa Foot Proper Function Virtue
Depositing User: Nora Boyd
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 15:55
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 15:55
Item ID: 14661
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3998/ptpbio.16039257.0010.002
Date: 2018
Volume: 10
Number: 002
ISSN: 2475-3025

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