Hilary Putnam, “The Content and Appeal of Naturalism”

“The very fact that no ‘naturalist’ philosopher thinks that geology is ‘occult’, even though the predicates used in geology cannot be reductively defined in the language of fundamental physics, gives the show away…The fact is that naturalists regularly assume that if the normative cannot be eliminated or reduced to the nonnormative, then some ‘occult’ realm of Values must be postulated.”

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