Wittgenstein and Objectivity in Ethics. A Reply to Brandhorst

Philosophical Investigations 40 (1):40-63 (2016)
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In “Correspondence to Reality in Ethics”, Mario Brandhorst examines the view of ethics that Wittgenstein took in his later years. According to Brandhorst, Wittgenstein leaves room for truth and falsity, facts, correspondence and reality in ethics. Wittgenstein's target, argues Brandhorst, is objectivity. I argue that Brandhorst's arguments in favour of truth, facts, reality and correspondence in ethics invite similar arguments in favour of objectivity, that Brandhorst does not recognise this because his conception of objectivity is distorted by a Platonist picture and that he misinterprets the passage which he takes to support a Wittgensteinian case against objectivity.
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