Justin Clarke-Doane Monash University [Note: This is the penultimate draft of a paper that is forthcoming in Noûs.] Moral Epistemology: The Mathematics Analogy *

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  title={Justin Clarke-Doane Monash University [Note: This is the penultimate draft of a paper that is forthcoming in No{\^u}s.] Moral Epistemology: The Mathematics Analogy *},
  author={Justin Clarke-Doane},
  year={2012}
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  • Justin Clarke-Doane
  • Published 2012
Moral Epistemology: The Mathematics Analogy * There is a long tradition of comparing moral knowledge to mathematical knowledge. Plato compared mathematical knowledge to knowledge of the Good. 1 In recent years, metaethicists have found the comparison to be illuminating. 2 Sometimes the comparison is supposed to show that moral realism is peculiarly problematic. For example, James Rachels writes, " [H]ow do we know moral facts?....In mathematics there are proofs….But moral facts are not… CONTINUE READING

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