Assignment 24



Read this eighth selection and answer the following questions:

1. Suppose you were faced with the knowledge that your belief in Napolean's loss at Waterloo came from a pill rather
than from historical evidence.  Would you take the antidote?  What motivates this decision?

2. Is there a difference between discounting the moral beliefs we have evolved and rational beliefs (induction, deduction)
which we have also likely evolved?

3. According to Street, what goes wrong when a moral realist attempts to refuse any connection between moral truths and
our evolutionary past?

4. Why does the tracking account of the moral realist fail to pass Occam's razor?