Thick Concepts

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-06-10
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Simon Kirchin is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent. He is the author of Metaethics (Palgrave, 2012), and the editor of Arguing about Metaethics (with Andrew Fisher; Routledge, 2006), and A World without Values: Essays on John Mackie's Moral Error Theory (with Richard Joyce' Springer, 2009). He is currently writing a book about thick and thin concepts.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Thick and Thin Concepts, Simon Kirchin
2. Thick Concepts, Analysis, and Reductionism, Edward Harcourt and Alan Thomas
3. Practical Concepts, Jonathan Dancy
4. Thick Concepts and Thick Descriptions, Simon Kirchin
5. It's Evaluation, only Thicker, Debbie Roberts
6. On the Nature and Significance of the Distinction between Thick and Thin Ethical Concepts, Michael Smith
7. Disentangling Disentangling, Simon Blackburn
8. Thick Concepts and Underdetermination, Pekka Vayrynen
9. Evaluative Language and Evaluative Reality, Matti Eklund
10. There are no Thin Concepts, Timothy Chappell
11. Moral Metaphor and Thick Concepts: what Moral Philosophy can Learn from Aesthetics, Nick Zangwill
12. Williams on Thick Ethical Concepts and Reasons for Action, Eric Wiland
13. Well-being, Wisdom, and Thick Theorizing: on the Division of Labor between Moral Philosophy and Positive Psychology, Valerie Tiberius

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