|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._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.|
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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!_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
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