non-naturalism

non-naturalism

n
(Philosophy) the meta-ethical doctrine that moral properties exist but are not reducible to "natural", empirical, or supernatural ones, and that moral judgments therefore state a special kind of fact. Compare naturalistic fallacy See also descriptivism
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This last point shows us why hybrid non-naturalism not only fails to meet the supervenience challenge, but should not even be taken to have made progress with respect to it.
But, as we have also seen, Alexy rejects non-naturalism and appears to espouse instead some sort of constructivism, according to which moral truth or validity, which is what characterizes the ideal dimension of law, is a result of a constructive procedure carried out by moral thinkers.
All theories on "Meaning of Life" can be categorized in three divisions of Naturalism (3), Super-naturalism (4) and Non-naturalism (5).
Munrow's grandmother suffered with Alzheimer's, and he's taken the nebulous nature of the cruel disease and woven it into what he describes as a mixture of naturalism and non-naturalism - reality and unreality might be an equally good description.
A theistic approach to therapeutic community: Non-naturalism and the All-dredge Academy.
Topics here include Aquinas's take on God and being, theological "appropriations" of analytic-philosophical readings, Aquinas and Searle on singular thoughts, causal relations, instantaneous change without instants, teleological libertarianism, medieval theories of intentionality, non-naturalism, Wittgenstein as a gateway to analytical Thomism, the resistance of Thomism to analytical and other patronage, Haldane's analytic Thomism and Aquinas's Actus Essendi, God and persons, the issue of being, Anscombe and Aquinas on necessity and contradiction in temporal events and an afterward on how we got to analytical Thomism, why it is worth remaining, and where we may go next.
Of course, adverting to a metaphysical claim in answering a why-question doesn't of itself constitute non-naturalism.
While ample evidence remains of Hartley's skill in formal composition (the wedding scene in particular comes to mind), he shies away from the irreverent non-naturalism of the dance sequences in Surviving Desire and Simple Men or the balletic shooting scene in Amateur or the repetition of dialogue in The Unbelievable Truth.
Against (3) Lemos claims that though non-naturalism is consistent either with (3) or its denial, it is best to reject (3).
The strongest moments came from the marrying of full-blooded nineteenth-century dramaturgy with the formal non-naturalism inherent in Maori rhetoric and ritual.
The metaphysical and epistemological objections to non-naturalism have already been discussed extensively.
Nor is it fair to say, as many have, that non-naturalism contributes nothing to metaethical theory.

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