Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics: Debunking and Dispensability

2017.05.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uri D. Leibowitz and Neil Sinclair (eds.), Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics: Debunking and Dispensability, Oxford University
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2017.05.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Uri D. Leibowitz and Neil Sinclair (eds.), Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics: Debunking and Dispensability, Oxford University Press, 2016, 257pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198778592. Reviewed by Karl Schafer, University of California, Irvine This collection brings together two groups of essays, unified by a concern for the relevance of explanatory considerations to metaethics and philosophy of mathematics. The first group (by Justin Clarke-Doane, Folke Tersman, Toby Handfield, Erik J. Wielenberg, Hallvard Lillehammer) focuses on the potential negative role of such considerations. More precisely, these essays discuss "evolutionary debunking arguments" -- for example, arguments that aim to show that the evolutionary origins of our moral faculties undermine our entitlement to treat these faculties as tracking "realistically-construed" moral facts.[1] The second group of essays (by Alexander Miller, David. . .

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