Moral Relativism And Moral Objectivity / Edition 1

Moral Relativism And Moral Objectivity / Edition 1

by Gilbert Harman
ISBN-10:
0631192115
ISBN-13:
2900631192113
Pub. Date:
02/01/1996
Publisher:
Wiley

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Moral Relativism And Moral Objectivity / Edition 1

Do moral questions have objective answers? In this great debate,Gilbert Harman explains and argues for relativism, emotivism, andmoral scepticism. In his view, moral disagreements are likedisagreements about what to pay for a house; there are no correctanswers ahead of time, except in relation to one or another moralframework.

Independently, Judith Jarvis Thomson examines what she takes to bethe case against moral objectivity, and rejects it; she argues thatit is possible to find out the correct answers to some moralquestions. In her view, some moral disagreements are likedisagreements about whether the house has a ghost.

Harman and Thomson then reply to each other. This important, livelyaccessible exchange will be invaluable to all students of moraltheory and meta-ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900631192113
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/01/1996
Series: Great Debates in Philosophy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Gilbert Harman is Professor of Philosophy at the Universityof Princeton. His publications include Thought (1973),The Nature of Morality (1977), and Change in View(1986).

Judith Jarvis Thomson is Professor of Philosophy at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Her publications include TheRealm of Rights (1990), and Rights, Restitution and Risk(1986).

Table of Contents

Preface.

Part I: Moral Relativism (Harman):.

1. Moral Relativism.

2. Social Contracts.

3. Expressing Basic Disagreement.

4. Universality of Practical Reasons?.

5. Judgements about Outsiders.

Part II: Moral Objectivity (Thomson):.

6. Epistemological Arguments for Moral Skepticism.

7. Emotivism.

8. Evaluations and Directives.

Part III: Responses:.

9. Harman's Response to Thomson's Part II.

10. Thomson's Response to Harman's Part I.

Bibliography.

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