1.) If there were objective values, then they would be so out of the ordinary and strange that they would be completely different than anything else in the universe.
2.) No such strange things exist in this natural world.
3.) Therefore, there are no objective values.
Mackie tries to justify himself by giving examples of such strange entities. He highlights this in his argument from queerness. If these values did happen to be real and we did happen to know and be aware of them, then the only way we could know of them would be through our own perception and our own intuition. Not from the ordinary style of learning which would be through others. These values that come from our intuition can be often what leads us into a better understanding of an idea or a higher sense of education. Mackie states that “intuition merely makes unpalatably plain what other forms of objectivism wrap up.” (Mackie, 162)
He is saying how intuition may not be a good source for finding ones own self-education and knowledge. This can be proven wrong when people are forced to make decisions for themselves all the time. For example, people face…