There are five broad views about the nature of morality: non-cognitivism, subjectivism, naturalism, nihilism, and intuitionism.
Non-cognitivism, subjectivism, naturalism, and nihilism all face grave difficulties.
Intuitionism faces no serious problems.
Therefore, intuitionism is probably the correct view.
But the arguments establishing points (2) and (3) have been long and complex. In this chapter, I provide a brief review of the most important arguments for these theses. I then discuss why intuitionism has been unpopular, and why the issue is important. I conclude with some remarks about how I became an intuitionist.
KeywordsMoral Belief Moral Motivation Moral Intuition Moral Knowledge Moral Realism
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