An Introduction to Contemporary Metaethics

An Introduction to Contemporary Metaethics


This advent offers a hugely readable severe evaluation of the most arguments and topics in twentieth-century and modern metaethics. It strains the improvement of up to date debates in metaethics from their beginnings within the paintings of G. E. Moore as much as the latest arguments among naturalism and non-naturalism, cognitivism and non-cognitivism.

  • A hugely readable severe evaluate of the most arguments and topics in 20th century and modern metaethics.
  • Asks: Are there ethical proof? Is there this sort of factor as ethical fact? is ethical wisdom possible?
  • Traces the advance of up to date debates in metaethics from their beginnings within the paintings of G. E. Moore as much as the newest debates among naturalism and non-naturalism, cognitivism and noncognitivism.
  • Provides for the 1st time a serious survey of well-known figures in 20th century metaethics similar to Moore, Ayer and Mackie including in-depth discussions of latest philosophers reminiscent of Blackburn, Gibbard, Wright, Harman, Railton, Sturgeon, McDowell and Wiggins.

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