PHIL 440A:  Study Questions on Moore and Mackie

 

Study Questions on Moore

 

1.  What kind of definition does Moore believe cannot be given for "good"?

 

2.  What is the analogy that Moore draws between "good" and "yellow"?  Can you think of any disanalogies?

 


Study Questions on Mackie

 

1. What does Mackie mean by subjectivism about morality?  Why is Mackie not a subjectivist? 

 

2.  What does Mackie mean by naturalism about morality?  Why is Mackie not a naturalist?

 

3.  What does Mackie mean by "objective prescriptivity"?  What are Mackie's two main reasons for holding that objectively prescriptive entities would be "queer"? 

 

4.  What does Mackie mean by “partners in guilt”?