Overview

Metaethics, understood as a distinct branch of ethics, is often traced to G. E. Moore's 1903 classic, Principia Ethica. Whereas normative ethics is concerned to answer first order moral questions about what is good and bad, right and wrong, metaethics is concerned to answer second order non-moral questions about the semantics, metaphysics, and epistemology of moral thought and discourse. Moore has continued to exert a powerful influence, and the sixteen essays here (most of them specially written for the volume) ...
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Metaethics after Moore

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Overview

Metaethics, understood as a distinct branch of ethics, is often traced to G. E. Moore's 1903 classic, Principia Ethica. Whereas normative ethics is concerned to answer first order moral questions about what is good and bad, right and wrong, metaethics is concerned to answer second order non-moral questions about the semantics, metaphysics, and epistemology of moral thought and discourse. Moore has continued to exert a powerful influence, and the sixteen essays here (most of them specially written for the volume) represent the most up-to-date work in metaethics after, and in some cases directly inspired by, the work of Moore.
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"This is a rewarding collections of papers, abundantly illustrating the lively state of contemporary metaethics. Anyone interested in moral philosophy could very profitable read it."—James Lenman, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191515040
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/26/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 519 KB

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University of Arizona

University of Arizona

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Table of Contents

1 How should ethics relate to (the rest of) philosophy? : Moore's legacy 17
2 What do reasons do? 39
3 Evaluations of rationality 61
4 Intrinsic value and reasons for action 79
5 Personal good 107
6 Moore on the right, the good, and uncertainty 133
7 Scanlon versus Moore on goodness 149
8 Opening questions, following rules 169
9 Was Moore a Moorean? 191
10 Ethics as philosophy : a defense of ethical nonnaturalism 209
11 The legacy of principia 233
12 Cognitivist expressivism 255
13 Truth and the expressing in expressivism 299
14 Normative properties 319
15 Moral intuitionism meets empirical psychology 339
16 Ethics dehumanized 367
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