The realism we’re looking for

Sharon Hewitt-Rawlette writes:

The realism we’re looking for is not a realism that affirms the existence of empirical, judgment-independent intrinsic value but then allows intuition or mere personal preference to take over the task of determining how this intrinsic value ought ultimately to influence one’s decisions.

What is the realism we are looking for? And why?

People look for different things. For example, some people want to put the word mere” before personal preference”, while others do not. I’m not sure why.

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