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Keywords:

  • empirical ethics;
  • is-ought problem;
  • naturalistic fallacy;
  • fact-value distinction

ABSTRACT

This paper analyses the concept of empirical ethics as well as three meta-ethical fallacies that empirical ethics is said to face: the is-ought problem, the naturalistic fallacy and violation of the fact-value distinction. Moreover, it answers the question of whether empirical ethics (necessarily) commits these three basic meta-ethical fallacies.