Jesse Steinberg Colloquium

Thursday, April 10, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
McLaren Conference Center 250 - Venue
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422-6543
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Philosophy

Jesse Steinberg Colloquium
April 10, 2014, 4:30pm-6:00pm, McLaren 250

   
Jesse Steinberg is a 2001 USF Philosophy alum and is now a Faculty Associate  in the Philosophy Department at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

 

Abstract:

A Modal Argument for Moral Truths

Consider the following moral claims: “It’s wrong to punt a puppy just for fun.” “Raul did something morally good when he donated money to Oxfam.” “If two people commit the same crime, they should be punished similarly.” According to some moral antirealists, none of these claims are true. In fact, they think that there aren't any true moral claims. I argue that this is a mistake and that we should instead think that there are moral truths. My argument resembles the modal ontological argument for the existence of God. 

 

  
For more information, please contact Prof. David Kim, kim@usfca.edu.

 

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