Process debunking and ethics

Shaun Nichols

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In this essay, two different forms of debunking arguments are distinguished. On the type of debunking argument that I will promote, one attempts to undercut the justificatory status of a belief by showing that the belief was formed by an epistemically defective psychological process. I argue that there is a promising application of such a process debunking argument in metaethics. In normative ethics, however, process debunking arguments face greater obstacles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-749
Number of pages23
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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