6 February 2010
Moore used these sceptical doubts to argue that we can do no better in most cases than to follow the existing rules of morality. Keynes disliked this conclusion, since he believed that a rational member of the Apostles could judge with confidence that some actions contravening conventional morality were nonetheless good. Keynes may have been thinking of homosexual acts, though later members of the Apostles were to judge the action of becoming a Russian spy in this light.
Donald Gillies
Philosophical Theories of Probability
Ch 3 §1 (p28)

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2 Responses to Sly

  • sando says:

    What is that matter with you?

    • Daniel says:

      I wouldn't know what the relevant answer would be, in the absence of a restatement and of a clearer idea of what motivates the question. I certainly don't see how the entry above illustrates that anything were the matter with me. If you mean to ask what this matter is to me, it is simply a sly remark encountered; it may be intended as an implicit criticism of an intuïtionism, or it may be nothing more than a tweaking of the assembled noses of the Cambridge Apostles.

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