Blackburn's theory of ethics

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2 page essay that answers question: Blackburn argues that a genetic coding for ethical behavior would not undermine ethics. What about genetic coding for unethical behavior?

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Blackburn argues that a genetic coding for ethical behavior would not undermine ethics. What about genetic coding for unethical behavior?Blackburn's theory helps to understand the origin of differences of cultural traditions that he calls "ethical pluralism", which underlines several values that may be equally correct, but at the same time, in conflict with each other.Yes, Blackburn does argue that a genetic coding for ethical behavior would not undermine ethics as well as a genetic coding for 'unethical' behavior. He considers fundamental nature of the world as a general endorsement of doing 'good'. Blackburn explains an understanding of 'good' from the perspective of one's attitude towards ethical behavior, not from the general perspective of the world. Therefore, Blackburn's view implies emotivism, and explains the origin of moral attitudes with evolutio

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