, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 103–112 | Cite as

Moral realism and moral judgments

  • Frederik Kaufman


For moral realists moral judgments will be a kind of factual judgment that involves the basically reliable apprehension of an objective moral reality. I argue that factual judgments display at least some degree of conceptual sensitivity to error, while moral judgments do not. Therefore moral judgments are not a kind of factual judgment.


Moral Judgment Moral Realism Factual Judgment Conceptual Sensitivity Objective Moral Reality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederik Kaufman
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  1. 1.Dep. of Philosophy & ReligionIthaca CollegeIthacaUSA

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