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Comment author: RobBensinger 20 February 2017 10:58:07PM *  2 points [-]

I think the intuition that moral judgments need to have "force" or make "demands" is a bit of a muddle, and some good readings for getting un-muddled here are:

  1. Peter Hurford's "A Meta-Ethics FAQ"
  2. Eliezer Yudkowsky's Mere Goodness
  3. Philippa Foot's "Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives"
  4. Peter Singer's "The Triviality of the Debate Over 'Is-Ought' and the Definition of 'Moral'"

Kyle might have some better suggestions for readings here.