The concept of moral wrongness, many think, has a distinctive kind of referential stability, brought out by moral twin earth cases. This article offers a new account of the source of this stability, deriving it from a metaphysics of content: “substantive” radical interpretation, and first-order normative assumptions. This story is distinguished from extant “reference magnetic” explanations of the phenomenon, and objections and replies are considered.
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J. Robert G. Williams; Normative Reference Magnets. The Philosophical Review 1 January 2018; 127 (1): 41–71. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00318108-4230057
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