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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 7 years ago

What is a naturalistic in fallacy?

I'm having a difficult time understanding the concept of a naturalistic fallacy as is described in philosophy. What is the concept and what are some reactions toward the argument?

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    "The naturalistic fallacy (nothing to do with naturalism in either sense) is an argument that suggests that, given that an object is natural, it is therefore "good" or "better". This non sequitur may exhibit itself as something like:

    “”I use 100 per cent natural herbal supplements because chemicals are bad for you."

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Naturalistic_fallacy

    Take another example: "alternative energy" is good because it isn't oil. But did you know it costs to much to dispose of the waste of making solar panels that you have to use them for 3 months just to make up for that cost.

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