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|Stegmüller IV 181
Argument of the open question/good/definition/Moore: Assuming, someone said "good" can be defined as "promoting the joy of life".
Then we could still understand the question: "admittedly, it promotes the joy of life, but is it also good?".
Conclusion: "good" must mean a simple, non-analytic, non-natural quality.
StegmüllerVsMoore: this can only refer to the moral goodness.
We might still suspect that there are common meaning cores in moral and non-moral contexts.
"Good"/Moore/open question/Mackie/Stegmüller: the solution of Moore's problem: those requirements with regard to whether x is good are not identical with those for which we have already admitted that x satisfies them.
Vs: some believe that only the assumption of objective values could resist the argument of the open question. Only from the standpoint of "overall reality" all requirements are taken into consideration.
MackieVs: it is a deceptive hope that there might be something that could satisfy all conceivable kinds of requirements.
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