Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong by J. L. Mackie
Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong J. L. Mackie ebook
ISBN: 0140135588, 9780140135589
J L Mackie, Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong (1977) thinks belief in 'objective rights and wrongs' cannot be sustained. Gaut (eds.), Ethics and Practical Reason (Oxford: Clarendon Press). The argument you've given is very close Mackie's argument from queerness, posited in "Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong. From Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong, London: Penguin Books, 1991. (1977), Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong. I remember, today, only one of those contributions: “Rule Egoism,” a short note that dovetailed nicely with J.L. (originally wrong because it violates some more general principle; if it had not violated the principle, then it would not be wrong (my example). Utilitarianism (which I neither represent) is also a coherent moral theory - without any need for the supernatural. See John Leslie Mackie's wonderful "Ethics - Inventing Right and Wrong" for example. (1982), Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language (Oxford: Blackwell). ATHEIST: Well, we've evolved some moral views, and some tendencies to do right and wrong.