Essays in moral skepticism / Richard Joyce
- Joyce, Richard, 1966-
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Error Theory -- 1.Expressivism, Motivation Internalism, and Hume -- 2.Morality, Schmorality -- 3.The Accidental Error Theorist -- 4.Metaethical Pluralism: How both Moral Naturalism and Moral Skepticism may be Permissible Positions -- pt. II Evolution and Debunking -- 5.The Origins of Moral Judgment -- 6.The Many Moral Nativisms -- 7.Evolution, Truth-Tracking, and Moral Skepticism -- 8.Irrealism and the Genealogy of Morals -- pt. III Projectivism and Fictionalism -- 9.Patterns of Objectification -- 10.Is Moral Projectivism Empirically Tractable? -- 11.Moral Fictionalism -- 12.Psychological Fictionalism, and the Threat of Fictionalist Suicide.
- This volume draws together Richard Joyce's work from the last decade on moral skepticism, the view that there is no such thing as moral knowledge. Joyce's radical view is that in making moral judgments speakers attempt to state truths but that the world isn't furnished with the properties and relations necessary to render such judgments true.
- 9780191819865 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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