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Ellis - Naturalism and Ethics
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- Ellis had a brief hand-out ("Ellis (Fiona) - Naturalism and Value (Take 2)") but also had a full paper which she read out carefully. Unfortunately, my notes don’t reflect the detail of what she had to say – always the difficulty of being the last of eight speakers, when the audience is beginning to wilt.
- Ellis was taught by an “arch-atheist” – David Wiggins.
- Value can be part of the natural world, but not scientifically explicable. Can go all the way to God.
- Naturalised Platonism – irreducible facts about value.
- Expansive naturalism: denies that value requires God.
- ”Enchanted naturalists”.
- Machines; moral intuition.
- The natural world – even the T-world – can accommodate value.
- "Robinson (John A.T.) - Honest to God" - avoids supernaturalism
- Ecstatic naturalism.
- To be continued1?
In-Page Footnotes:Footnote 1: These jottings are gibberish – best to read "Ellis (Fiona) - Naturalism and Value (Take 2)". I will try to get hold of the full talk.
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||Naturalism and Value (Take 2)
||Paper - Cited
||Religion and Naturalism, Heythrop College, 12 July 2010
|Robinson (John A.T.)
||Honest to God
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||Robinson (John A.T.) - Honest to God
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