Objections to Moral Realism
In order to show that moral realism can be appealing, Boyd must first show why moral realism isn’t unappealing.
Right now moral antirealism is popular and there are many objections people give to moral realism in order to prove that realism is implausible. Boyd considers several objections and shows how the same kinds of objections could be used against scientific realism, but would fail. Boyd will argue that these objections fail against moral realism for the same reason that they would fail against scientific realism.
This section will only discuss the objections to moral realism. The next section will be Boyd’s response to the objections. (more…)