|Naturalism, philosophy: The view that we must regard the phenomena which meet us, even those which we consider to be our own states, as processes controlled by laws of nature. Their understandability is not guaranteed. See also nature, naturalized epistemology.|
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|Stegmüller IV 180
Naturalism/MooreVsNaturalism/Ethics/Stegmüller: the naturalistic ethicists commit the mistake of confusing the question of being good with the question of what things are good.
Moore: It could be that all and only the good things have certain feature combinations. This should not be used as a definition of "good", since one cannot conclude from the extension to the intension.
"Good"/Moore: what the word names, is precisely the intension. So this word has to denotate a nonnatural quality.
Descriptively, however, only the extension could be detected, otherwise this would be circular!
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