Nomic moral naturalness

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy:1-22 (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Moral realists often disagree about the nature of moral properties. These properties can be natural (as per naturalistic moral realism) or non-natural. But it is unclear how we should understand the notion of naturalness employed in these discussions. In this paper I propose a novel account of moral naturalness. I suggest that a property F is natural iff F falls within the scope of a natural law. In turn, a law is natural when it figures in a nomic nexus involving the laws of physics.

Author's Profile


Added to PP

181 (#54,739)

6 months
48 (#42,903)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?