Metaethics: An Introduction

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2014-09-16
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Do moral facts exist? What would they be like if they did? What does it mean to say that a moral claim is true? What is the link between moral judgement and motivation? Can we know whether something is right and wrong? Is morality a fiction?

Author Biography

Andrew Fisher is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Nottingham and is co-editor of Arguing about Metaethics.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The open question argumentp. 11
Emotivismp. 25
Error theoryp. 39
Moral realism and naturalismp. 55
Moral realism and non-naturalismp. 73
Quasi-realismp. 91
Moral relativismp. 111
Moral psychologyp. 127
Moral epistemologyp. 141
Fictionalism and non-descriptive cognitivismp. 157
Questionsp. 173
Glossaryp. 177
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 191
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