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Having hands and moral status: a reply to Curtis and Vehmas
  1. Adam James Roberts
  1. Correspondence to Adam James Roberts; adam.roberts{at}


Curtis and Vehmas apply the form of Moore's ‘Proof of an External World’ to justify continuing to believe that all and only humans have full moral status in the absence of a plausible account of why. I note that the strategy is better suited for the sceptical problems Moore applies it to and suggest that resorting to it reflects too great a pessimism about the accounts available.

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