There is a paper by (I think) Putnam, who replies to the project of naturalised epistemology (namely, Quine’s programme); with an example.

Never again: very often we say as a normative principle that we will not endorse or commit to anything again, such as, mothers who give birth, after the extreme pain of childbirth; they, later on, take on the task of another pregnancy.

I think the same goes for love, I’m sure Sinistre can vouch me for that, that piece of shit…

So, we should be cautious if we are to reduce oughts to is (not to say that’s what Quine proposes though…); the role of psychology is important, but it is not the horse before the philosophical cart…



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