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CEPPA Talk (in person) – Sigrún Svavarsdóttir (Tufts)
March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Edgecliffe G03
Title: “On Seeking Objective Grounds for Moral Evaluation”
Abstract: The paper argues that to do justice to questions of objectivity that arise within and about moral discourse, we must take into account that this discourse is embedded within a somewhat conventionally regimented practice that comprises attempts to guide attitude and action by way of justifying, criticizing, validating, or excusing them. The appropriate condition of objectivity rules out a specific narrow kind of response-dependence that would run counter to this kind of guiding role for moral verdicts. The relevant condition is identified (the discourse- and practice-independence condition or, for short, the DP-independence condition).