Francesco Orsi, Gianfranco Pellegrino

On What Matters di Derek Parfit

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Keywords: Metaethics, Contractualism, Rule Consequentialism, Naturalism, Realism.

Francesco Orsi and Gianfranco Pellegrino discuss Derek Parfit's On What Matters. Orsi focuses on Parfit's metaethics. His main claim is that Parfit's rejections of subjectivism, naturalism and non-cognitivism are insufficient as premises for Parfit's positive stance, which is a form of realist non-naturalism. Pellegrino deals with Parfit's attempt to ground rule-consequentialism on contractualist premises. He contends that contractualism does not have a real justificatory role in Parfit's argument for consequentialism. Therefore, the latter lacks full justification.

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