Moral supervenience and distinctness: comments on Dreier View Full Text


Ontology type: schema:ScholarlyArticle     


Article Info

DATE

2019-01-23

AUTHORS

Joshua Gert

ABSTRACT

Jamie Dreier has argued that the supervenience of the moral on the non-moral requires explanation, and that attempts by the non-naturalist to provide it, or to sidestep the issue, have so far failed. These comments on Dreier first examine the notion of distinctness at work in the idea that non-natural properties are distinct from natural ones, pointing out that distinctness cannot be understood in modal terms if supervenience is to be respected. It then suggests that Dreier’s implicit commitment to the existence of infinite Boolean combinations of properties plays a significant role in the challenge to non-naturalism, and that the non-naturalist has some principled reasons for rejecting it. It also suggests that the real problem for non-naturalists isn’t explaining supervenience, but is rather the well-known problem of explaining our capacity to know anything about non-natural properties. That is, if the latter epistemological problem can be solved, the former metaphysical one might well disappear, at least as a distinctive problem for non-naturalist realists about morality. More... »

PAGES

1-8

References to SciGraph publications

  • 2007-03. The Consequences Of Intentionalism in ERKENNTNIS
  • 2011. Ethical Non-Naturalism and Normative Properties in NEW WAVES IN METAETHICS
  • 2005-11. Does Shafer-Landau Have a Problem with Supervenience? in PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
  • Journal

    TITLE

    Philosophical Studies

    ISSUE

    N/A

    VOLUME

    N/A

    Author Affiliations

    Identifiers

    URI

    http://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9

    DOI

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9

    DIMENSIONS

    https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1111623764


    Indexing Status Check whether this publication has been indexed by Scopus and Web Of Science using the SN Indexing Status Tool
    Incoming Citations Browse incoming citations for this publication using opencitations.net

    JSON-LD is the canonical representation for SciGraph data.

    TIP: You can open this SciGraph record using an external JSON-LD service: JSON-LD Playground Google SDTT

    [
      {
        "@context": "https://springernature.github.io/scigraph/jsonld/sgcontext.json", 
        "about": [
          {
            "id": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/2203", 
            "inDefinedTermSet": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/", 
            "name": "Philosophy", 
            "type": "DefinedTerm"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/22", 
            "inDefinedTermSet": "http://purl.org/au-research/vocabulary/anzsrc-for/2008/", 
            "name": "Philosophy and Religious Studies", 
            "type": "DefinedTerm"
          }
        ], 
        "author": [
          {
            "affiliation": {
              "alternateName": "College of William & Mary", 
              "id": "https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.264889.9", 
              "name": [
                "The College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 8795, 23187-8795, Williamsburg, VA, USA"
              ], 
              "type": "Organization"
            }, 
            "familyName": "Gert", 
            "givenName": "Joshua", 
            "id": "sg:person.01346724055.56", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication?and_facet_researcher=ur.01346724055.56"
            ], 
            "type": "Person"
          }
        ], 
        "citation": [
          {
            "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/s11098-005-2163-2", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1011911382", 
              "https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-005-2163-2"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/s11098-005-2163-2", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1011911382", 
              "https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-005-2163-2"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/s10670-006-9038-6", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1015401984", 
              "https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-006-9038-6"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/s10670-006-9038-6", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1015401984", 
              "https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-006-9038-6"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "sg:pub.10.1057/9780230294899_2", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1032580017", 
              "https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230294899_2"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00342.x", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1041531741"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00342.x", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1041531741"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "https://doi.org/10.1177/1740468107083248", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1047269560"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "https://doi.org/10.1177/1740468107083248", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1047269560"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "https://doi.org/10.1080/00048400802215349", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1049054251"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579969.001.0001", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098741115"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }, 
          {
            "id": "https://doi.org/10.1093/0199259755.001.0001", 
            "sameAs": [
              "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098774622"
            ], 
            "type": "CreativeWork"
          }
        ], 
        "datePublished": "2019-01-23", 
        "datePublishedReg": "2019-01-23", 
        "description": "Jamie Dreier has argued that the supervenience of the moral on the non-moral requires explanation, and that attempts by the non-naturalist to provide it, or to sidestep the issue, have so far failed. These comments on Dreier first examine the notion of distinctness at work in the idea that non-natural properties are distinct from natural ones, pointing out that distinctness cannot be understood in modal terms if supervenience is to be respected. It then suggests that Dreier\u2019s implicit commitment to the existence of infinite Boolean combinations of properties plays a significant role in the challenge to non-naturalism, and that the non-naturalist has some principled reasons for rejecting it. It also suggests that the real problem for non-naturalists isn\u2019t explaining supervenience, but is rather the well-known problem of explaining our capacity to know anything about non-natural properties. That is, if the latter epistemological problem can be solved, the former metaphysical one might well disappear, at least as a distinctive problem for non-naturalist realists about morality.", 
        "genre": "research_article", 
        "id": "sg:pub.10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9", 
        "inLanguage": [
          "en"
        ], 
        "isAccessibleForFree": false, 
        "isPartOf": [
          {
            "id": "sg:journal.1026678", 
            "issn": [
              "0031-8116", 
              "1573-0883"
            ], 
            "name": "Philosophical Studies", 
            "type": "Periodical"
          }
        ], 
        "name": "Moral supervenience and distinctness: comments on Dreier", 
        "pagination": "1-8", 
        "productId": [
          {
            "name": "readcube_id", 
            "type": "PropertyValue", 
            "value": [
              "7d2836154dde4c2ea2d225158b0fb92243d3c20a20151288600f7c5450c21238"
            ]
          }, 
          {
            "name": "doi", 
            "type": "PropertyValue", 
            "value": [
              "10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9"
            ]
          }, 
          {
            "name": "dimensions_id", 
            "type": "PropertyValue", 
            "value": [
              "pub.1111623764"
            ]
          }
        ], 
        "sameAs": [
          "https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9", 
          "https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1111623764"
        ], 
        "sdDataset": "articles", 
        "sdDatePublished": "2019-04-11T08:56", 
        "sdLicense": "https://scigraph.springernature.com/explorer/license/", 
        "sdPublisher": {
          "name": "Springer Nature - SN SciGraph project", 
          "type": "Organization"
        }, 
        "sdSource": "s3://com-uberresearch-data-dimensions-target-20181106-alternative/cleanup/v134/2549eaecd7973599484d7c17b260dba0a4ecb94b/merge/v9/a6c9fde33151104705d4d7ff012ea9563521a3ce/jats-lookup/v90/0000000325_0000000325/records_100797_00000000.jsonl", 
        "type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
        "url": "https://link.springer.com/10.1007%2Fs11098-019-01245-9"
      }
    ]
     

    Download the RDF metadata as:  json-ld nt turtle xml License info

    HOW TO GET THIS DATA PROGRAMMATICALLY:

    JSON-LD is a popular format for linked data which is fully compatible with JSON.

    curl -H 'Accept: application/ld+json' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9'

    N-Triples is a line-based linked data format ideal for batch operations.

    curl -H 'Accept: application/n-triples' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9'

    Turtle is a human-readable linked data format.

    curl -H 'Accept: text/turtle' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9'

    RDF/XML is a standard XML format for linked data.

    curl -H 'Accept: application/rdf+xml' 'https://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9'


     

    This table displays all metadata directly associated to this object as RDF triples.

    82 TRIPLES      21 PREDICATES      32 URIs      16 LITERALS      5 BLANK NODES

    Subject Predicate Object
    1 sg:pub.10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9 schema:about anzsrc-for:22
    2 anzsrc-for:2203
    3 schema:author N3619cc10478c433780835d90752da617
    4 schema:citation sg:pub.10.1007/s10670-006-9038-6
    5 sg:pub.10.1007/s11098-005-2163-2
    6 sg:pub.10.1057/9780230294899_2
    7 https://doi.org/10.1080/00048400802215349
    8 https://doi.org/10.1093/0199259755.001.0001
    9 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579969.001.0001
    10 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00342.x
    11 https://doi.org/10.1177/1740468107083248
    12 schema:datePublished 2019-01-23
    13 schema:datePublishedReg 2019-01-23
    14 schema:description Jamie Dreier has argued that the supervenience of the moral on the non-moral requires explanation, and that attempts by the non-naturalist to provide it, or to sidestep the issue, have so far failed. These comments on Dreier first examine the notion of distinctness at work in the idea that non-natural properties are distinct from natural ones, pointing out that distinctness cannot be understood in modal terms if supervenience is to be respected. It then suggests that Dreier’s implicit commitment to the existence of infinite Boolean combinations of properties plays a significant role in the challenge to non-naturalism, and that the non-naturalist has some principled reasons for rejecting it. It also suggests that the real problem for non-naturalists isn’t explaining supervenience, but is rather the well-known problem of explaining our capacity to know anything about non-natural properties. That is, if the latter epistemological problem can be solved, the former metaphysical one might well disappear, at least as a distinctive problem for non-naturalist realists about morality.
    15 schema:genre research_article
    16 schema:inLanguage en
    17 schema:isAccessibleForFree false
    18 schema:isPartOf sg:journal.1026678
    19 schema:name Moral supervenience and distinctness: comments on Dreier
    20 schema:pagination 1-8
    21 schema:productId N127bf79231d74c099c3448b514a6c883
    22 N2928d41f38d04d5dabf18b7e643d8c89
    23 Ndb816876233549928dbaa28434d24bc6
    24 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1111623764
    25 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9
    26 schema:sdDatePublished 2019-04-11T08:56
    27 schema:sdLicense https://scigraph.springernature.com/explorer/license/
    28 schema:sdPublisher N7b3e9dac0efc4bcb9ffbbf1b3f392042
    29 schema:url https://link.springer.com/10.1007%2Fs11098-019-01245-9
    30 sgo:license sg:explorer/license/
    31 sgo:sdDataset articles
    32 rdf:type schema:ScholarlyArticle
    33 N127bf79231d74c099c3448b514a6c883 schema:name doi
    34 schema:value 10.1007/s11098-019-01245-9
    35 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
    36 N2928d41f38d04d5dabf18b7e643d8c89 schema:name dimensions_id
    37 schema:value pub.1111623764
    38 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
    39 N3619cc10478c433780835d90752da617 rdf:first sg:person.01346724055.56
    40 rdf:rest rdf:nil
    41 N7b3e9dac0efc4bcb9ffbbf1b3f392042 schema:name Springer Nature - SN SciGraph project
    42 rdf:type schema:Organization
    43 Ndb816876233549928dbaa28434d24bc6 schema:name readcube_id
    44 schema:value 7d2836154dde4c2ea2d225158b0fb92243d3c20a20151288600f7c5450c21238
    45 rdf:type schema:PropertyValue
    46 anzsrc-for:22 schema:inDefinedTermSet anzsrc-for:
    47 schema:name Philosophy and Religious Studies
    48 rdf:type schema:DefinedTerm
    49 anzsrc-for:2203 schema:inDefinedTermSet anzsrc-for:
    50 schema:name Philosophy
    51 rdf:type schema:DefinedTerm
    52 sg:journal.1026678 schema:issn 0031-8116
    53 1573-0883
    54 schema:name Philosophical Studies
    55 rdf:type schema:Periodical
    56 sg:person.01346724055.56 schema:affiliation https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.264889.9
    57 schema:familyName Gert
    58 schema:givenName Joshua
    59 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication?and_facet_researcher=ur.01346724055.56
    60 rdf:type schema:Person
    61 sg:pub.10.1007/s10670-006-9038-6 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1015401984
    62 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-006-9038-6
    63 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
    64 sg:pub.10.1007/s11098-005-2163-2 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1011911382
    65 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-005-2163-2
    66 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
    67 sg:pub.10.1057/9780230294899_2 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1032580017
    68 https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230294899_2
    69 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
    70 https://doi.org/10.1080/00048400802215349 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1049054251
    71 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
    72 https://doi.org/10.1093/0199259755.001.0001 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098774622
    73 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
    74 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579969.001.0001 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1098741115
    75 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
    76 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1933-1592.2010.00342.x schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1041531741
    77 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
    78 https://doi.org/10.1177/1740468107083248 schema:sameAs https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1047269560
    79 rdf:type schema:CreativeWork
    80 https://www.grid.ac/institutes/grid.264889.9 schema:alternateName College of William & Mary
    81 schema:name The College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 8795, 23187-8795, Williamsburg, VA, USA
    82 rdf:type schema:Organization
     




    Preview window. Press ESC to close (or click here)


    ...