Moral realism and cross-cultural normative diversity
|Edouard Machery a1, Daniel Kelly a2 and Stephen P. Stich a3|
a1 Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
a2 Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2882
a3 Department of Philosophy and Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2882
We discuss the implications of the findings reported in the target article for moral theory, and argue that they represent a clear and genuine case of fundamental moral disagreement. As such, the findings support a moderate form of moral anti-realism – the position that, for some moral issues, there is no fact of the matter about what is right and wrong.