Sopravvenienza morale e naturalismo. Un'analisi critica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Moral survival and naturalism. A critical analysis

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This essay first analyses the role of moral supervenience within moral non-cognitivism and naturalist moral realism, as well. Its aim is to show that neither supervenience as understood in non-cognitivism nor supervenience as conceived of in naturalist moral realism succeed in satisfying naturalists’ expectations; that is, supervenience is not able either to show the superiority of non-cognitivism over realism or to conciliate the ethical dimension with a moderate kind of naturalism which is ready to acknowledge the specific nature of ethics. A third, non-naturalist notion of supervenience is then being put forward and developed along with the discussion of Schafer-Landau’s proposal of moral realism. Such an alternative notion figures out supervenience as a relation which is characterized by a metaphysical form of necessity/possibility.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Moral survival and naturalism. A critical analysis
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationNatura in etica
EditorsFRANCESCO BOTTURI, Roberto Mordacci
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series



  • Ethical naturalism
  • Metethics
  • Moral realism
  • Moral supervenience


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