Arguing About Metaethics

Arguing About Metaethics

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Arguing about Metaethicscollects together some of the most exciting contemporary work in metaethics in one handy volume. In it, many of the most influential philosophers in the field discuss key questions in metaethics: Do moral properties exist? If they do, how do they fit into the world as science conceives it? If they don't exist, then how should we understand moral thought and language? What is the relation between moral judgment and motivation? As well as these questions, this volume discusses a wide range of issues including moral objectivity, truth and moral judgments, moral psychology, thick evaluative concepts and moral relativism. The editors provide lucid introductions to each of the twelve themed sections in which they show how the debate lies and outline the arguments of the papers.Arguing aboutMetaethicsis an ideal resource text for students at upper undergraduate or postgraduate level.challenge, as Harman points out, is that there are no aquot;pureaquot; observations, and in consequence no purely observational vocabulary either. ... point about scientific principles - principles such as Newtona#39;s law of universal gravitation or Darwina#39;s theory of evolution - that they are ... which moral premise to abandon, and that we have not explained how our empirical test can provide an answer to this question .

Title:Arguing About Metaethics
Author:Andrew Fisher, Simon Kirchin
Publisher: - 2006-08-23


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