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Empirical ethics and its alleged meta-ethical fallacies

Rob de Vries, Bert Gordijn
Bioethics 2009, 23 (4): 193-201
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This paper analyses the concept of empirical ethics as well as three meta-ethical fallacies that empirical ethics is said to face: the is-ought problem, the naturalistic fallacy and violation of the fact-value distinction. Moreover, it answers the question of whether empirical ethics (necessarily) commits these three basic meta-ethical fallacies.

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