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Moral Disagreement

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[New Entry by Folke Tersman on December 8, 2021.] Appeals to moral disagreement have figured in philosophical discussions since antiquity, especially regarding questions about the nature of morality. An example is provided by Sextus Empiricus, who in a famous passage concludes (in Richard Bett's translation) that "there is nothing by nature good or bad" from the observation that "the same thing is thought bad by one person and good by another" (Against the Ethicists, 14). It is...

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