BaalChatzaf Posted October 21, 2016 Share Posted October 21, 2016 I have just finished the book "The Big Picture" which is an essay on "poetic naturalism", a way of integrating scientific naturalism with our understanding of the world at human scale. I would like to share the last sentence from chapter 46 of the book with you: "We should understand that our desire for an objective grounding of morality creates a cognitive bias and (we) should compensate by being especially skeptical of such claims in that direction" In a word we cannot get Ought from Is. Bottom line: The is no objective principle that will move us from Is to Ought. The only logical constraint we can put on Ought is that Ought does not require the impossible... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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