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The Routledge handbook of metaethics
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ISBN: 9781138812208 9781315213217 Year: 2018 Publisher: London Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

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This Handbook surveys the contemporary state of the burgeoning field of metaethics. Forty-four chapters, all written exclusively for this volume, provide expert introductions to: the central research programs that frame metaethical discussionsthe central explanatory challenges, resources, and strategies that inform contemporary work in those research programs debates over the status of metaethics, and the appropriate methods to use in metaethical inquiry This is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in metaethics, from those coming to it for the first time to those actively pursuing research in the field.


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Thick concepts
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ISBN: 9780199672349 0199672342 Year: 2013 Publisher: Oxford : Oxford university press,

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What is the difference between judging someone to be good and judging them to be kind? Both judgements are typically positive, but the latter seems to offer more description of the person: we get a more specific sense of what they are like. Very general evaluative concepts (such as good, bad, right and wrong) are referred to as thin concepts, whilst more specific ones (including brave, rude, gracious, wicked, sympathetic, and mean) are termed thick concepts. In this volume, an international team of experts addresses the questions that this distinction opens up. How do the descriptive and evaluative functions or elements of thick concepts combine with each other? Are these functions or elements separable in the first place? Is there a sharp division between thin and thick concepts? Can we mark interesting further distinctions between how thick ethical concepts work and how other thick concepts work, such as those found in aesthetics and epistemology? How, if at all, are thick concepts related to reasons and action? These questions, and others, touch on some of the deepest philosophical issues about the evaluative and normative. They force us to think hard about the place of the evaluative in a (seemingly) nonevaluative world, and raise fascinating issues about how language works.

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The Routledge handbook of moral epistemology
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ISBN: 9781138816121 Year: 2019 Publisher: New York (N.Y.) : Routledge,

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"The Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology brings together philosophers, cognitive scientists, developmental and evolutionary psychologists, animal ethologists, intellectual historians and educators to provide the most comprehensive analysis of the prospects for moral knowledge ever assembled in print. The book's thirty chapters feature leading experts describing the nature of moral thought, its evolution, childhood development and neurological realization. Various forms of moral skepticism are addressed along with the historical development of ideals of moral knowledge and their role in law, education, legal policy, and other areas of social life. Highlights include: - Analyses of moral cognition and moral learning by leading cognitive scientists - Accounts of the normative practices of animals by expert animal ethologists - An overview of the evolution of cooperation by preeminent evolutionary psychologists - Sophisticated treatments of moral skepticism, relativism, moral uncertainty, and know-how by renowned philosophers - Scholarly accounts of the development of western moral thinking by eminent intellectual historians - Careful analyses of the role played by conceptions of moral knowledge in political liberation movements, religious institutions, criminal law, secondary education, and professional codes of ethics articulated by cutting-edge social and moral philosophers"--


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Oxford studies in metaethics.
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ISBN: 0191781053 0198709293 Year: 2014 Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press,

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'Oxford Studies in Metaethics' is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview includes work being done at the intersection of ethical theory and metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.


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Having it both ways : hybrid theories and modern metaethics
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ISBN: 9780199347582 Year: 2014 Publisher: New York, N.Y. Oxford University Press

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"The two main competing traditions in mainstream metaethics are cognitivism and non-cognitivism. The traditional view of this divide is that the cognitivist understands moral (and other normative) judgments as representational states (e.g. beliefs) whereas the non-cognitivist understands them instead as non-representational states - typically as desire-like states of some kind (e.g. emotions, plans, preferences). Because moral and other normative judgments genuinely do seem to have both belief-like and desire-like elements, this debate has seen each side going through seemingly endless epicycles to either accommodate or debunk what the other side explains easily. Recently, there has been an explosion of interest in theories which transcend these categories by holding that moral and other normative judgments are themselves constituted by both belief-like and desire-like elements and/or that moral and other normative judgments 'express' both belief-like and desire-like states. These are called hybrid theories. The papers in this volume, all new, both provide a guide to the state of the art in this debate and push it forward along numerous fronts"--


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L'éthique aujourd'hui : maximalistes et minimalistes
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ISBN: 9782070343577 207034357X Year: 2007 Volume: 485 Publisher: Paris Gallimard

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La 4e de couverture indique : "Imaginez un monde dans lequel vous pourriez être jugé "immoral" pour vos actions non seulement à l'égard des autres, mais aussi de vous-même. Qui aimerait vivre dans un tel monde, où rien de ce qu'on est, pense ou ressent, où aucune de nos activités, fût-elle la plus solitaire, n'échapperait au jugement moral ? C'est pourtant ce que propose aujourd'hui l'éthique, largement ralliée aux thèses maximalistes d'un Aristote, qui nous recommande tout un art de vivre et pas seulement un code de bonne conduite en société, et de Kant, pour qui nous avons des devoirs moraux à l'égard d'autrui comme de nous-même. C'est oublier les éthiques alternatives, minimalistes, pour lesquelles le monde moral, moins envahissant, se limite au souci d'éviter de nuire délibérément à autrui. Toute l'histoire de l'éthique aujourd'hui est l'histoire de l'opposition entre maximalistes et minimalistes".


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Contemporary metaethics : an introduction
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ISBN: 9780745646596 9780745646589 Year: 2015 Publisher: Cambridge Polity

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"This new edition of Alexander Miller's highly readable introduction to contemporary metaethics provides a critical overview of the main arguments and themes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century contemporary metaethics. Miller traces the development of contemporary debates in metaethics from their beginnings in the work of G.E. Moore up to the most recent arguments between naturalism and non-naturalism, cognitivism and non-cognitivism. From Moore's attack on ethical naturalism, A.J. Ayer's emotivism and Simon Blackburn's quasi-realism to anti-realist and best opinion accounts of moral truth and the non-reductionist naturalism of the 'Cornell realists', this book addresses all the key theories and ideas in this field. As well as revisiting the whole terrain with revised and updated guides to further reading, Miller also introduces major new sections on the revolutionary fictionalism of Richard Joyce and the hermeneutic fictionalism of Mark Kalderon. The new edition will continue to be essential reading for students, teachers and professional philosophers with an interest in contemporary metaethics."--Page 4 of cover.


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Métaéthique : connaissance morale, scepticismes et réalismes
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ISBN: 9782711624775 Year: 2013 Volume: *5 *1 Publisher: Paris Librairie philosophique J. Vrin

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Recueil critique de textes classiques de métaéthique, d'Aristote à J.L. Nancy en passant par D. Hume, W. Frankena et P. Foot. La première partie porte sur la recherche de la connaissance morale, la deuxième sur la difficulté des projets rationalistes, la troisième sur les anti-réalismes.


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Sartre inédit : les racines de l'éthique
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ISBN: 9782870601778 2870601778 Year: 2015 Volume: 19 Publisher: Bruxelles Ousia

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The metaphysics of kindness : comparative studies in religious meta-ethics
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ISBN: 0739183796 Year: 2015 Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books,

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This book explores the problem of moral metaphysics through investigations of four pivotal philosophers. It uses the contemporary idea of moral sentimentalism as a comparative category to explore the problems and challenges inherent in the project of moral metaphysics.

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