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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 January 2014
... and accountability in a way that effectively concedes a Rawlsian publicity condition. It is also argued that Parfit's arguments that Kantian and Scanlonian Contractualism entail Rule Consequentialism can be resisted. Two elements of Parfit's metaethics are critically discussed. First, concerning Parfit's arguments...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 374–377.
Published: 01 July 2014
... whether we should accept constructivism of any sort (I think it is the most fundamental and important topic in metaethics). Street first argues that Korsgaard's attempt to derive substantive moral obligations from the standpoint of agency as such fails to fully grasp the core constructivist insight...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 661–664.
Published: 01 October 2013
... for. And like Hanff's England, what one finds is as worth the search as one might have hoped. For example, if you are principally interested in practical reason, you need look no further. If traditional metaethics is your concern, you have the right book. If you are interested in normative epistemology, value...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 281–283.
Published: 01 April 2001
... University Press, 1998. Pp. vi, 168. In this concise book Joel J. Kupperman discusses a wide range of issues about value, or what is good as an end or in itself. These include metaethical issues about what value is and how we know it, normative issues about value s role in grounding moral and other reasons...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 197–224.
Published: 01 April 2018
... that critics have raised. I also show how the argument fails because, at a crucial point, it begs the question in favor of the value of humanity. It thus fails for internal reasons that do not depend on rejecting Korsgaard's metaethical constructivism or her conception of rational agency. © 2018 by Cornell...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 159–191.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., occupied by John Stuart Mill. The key to understanding Mill's unorthodox utilitarianism and the role it plays in his moral philosophy is to appreciate his sentimentalist metaethics—especially his account of wrongness in terms of fitting guilt and resentment. Mill recognizes a fundamental moral asymmetry...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 279–286.
Published: 01 April 2015
... by a commitment to defending the superiority of a set of metaethical and normative ethical doctrines. 1 In metaethics, Irwin is keen to defend a robust form of normative realism. He holds that there are “objective moral facts and properties” (164; also 829, 865) that are “external to the beliefs and wills...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 283–286.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... 110, No. 2 (April 2001) MORALITY WTlHOUT FOUNDATIONS: A DEFENSE OF ETHICAL CONTEX- TUALISM. By MARK TIMMONS.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp viii, 269. Over the course of the twentieth century, the logical space available to metaethics has been rather thoroughly...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and traditions. It stands at the intersection of ethics and metaethics, deontic logic, epistemology, and computer science, and should richly reward reading by scholars working in any of these fields. Such a wide-reaching contribution is possible only because Horty has acquired proficiency with all...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 313–347.
Published: 01 July 2000
... to propositions of empirical fact, such as that each person unavoidably seeks self-preservation and that seek- ing peace and keeping covenant are necessary means to achieving this end. These writers also claim support from Hobbes’s theory of value, which they interpret as some form of metaethical...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 544–549.
Published: 01 October 2014
..., and it generates (in a way I'll discuss in a moment) the responsibilities of interpersonal morality as well. Of course Dworkin is not quite in a position to accept that contrast. He does not believe there is any useful metaethical debate to be had about the objective existence of cohesion or, for that matter...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 272–275.
Published: 01 April 2015
... . For an account in terms of more literal aiming, see Steglich-Petersen 2006 . References Chrisman Matthew 2012 . “ On the Meaning of ‘Ought’ .” In Oxford Studies in Metaethics . Vol. 7 , ed. Shafer-Landau Russ , 304 – 32 . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Finlay Stephen...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (4): 577–582.
Published: 01 October 2004
... is normative for belief and welfare is normative for care; whether a person’s good provides agent-neutral or agent-relative reasons for action; Sidgwick’s account of a person’s good; and the fit between the rational care metaethical account of the concept of welfare and an intriguing Aristotelian normative...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 April 2001
... metaethics, taking in also inter alii Ricoeur, Gabriel Marcel, and rational expectations theorists in economics. Lieberman’s argument is composed of a number of strands, most impor- tantly critiques of Rorty and Gibbard, an analysis of commitment involving a distinction between commitment...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2011
... . “Normativity, Necessity, and Tense: A Recipe for Home-Baked Normativity.” Oxford Studies in Metaethics 5 : 57 –85. ———. Forthcoming. “What Ought Probably Means, and Why You Can't Detach It.” Synthese. Published online in Springer Online First, www.springerlink.com/content/k43428281502n276...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 321–326.
Published: 01 April 2011
... states such as belief, doubt, approval, disap- proval, preference, and the like. If this is right, and if A and B express approval, what other mental state could their disjunction express, save approval? If the last quarter century of metaethics has taught us anything...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 April 2011
... states such as belief, doubt, approval, disap- proval, preference, and the like. If this is right, and if A and B express approval, what other mental state could their disjunction express, save approval? If the last quarter century of metaethics has taught us anything...
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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (3): 459–462.
Published: 01 July 2000
.... Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. ix, 174. This slim volume is sure to provoke. The topics include physicalism, the theory of color, and metaethics, but the primary focus is metaphilosophi- cal: Jackson aims to defend the use of conceptual analysis as a tool for doing “serious...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 367–371.
Published: 01 July 2014
...) of an emotivist metaethic by showing why “Geach-style objections to emotivism are completely and profoundly without merit” (80n11). Though Richard calls this project “quite modest” (72), resolving the primary objection to emotivism would be a remarkable accomplishment, while paving the way for its extension...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Ralph Wedgwood Cornell University 2001 The Philosophical Review, Vol. 110, No. 1 Uanuary 2001) Conceptual Role Semantics for Moral Terms Ralph Wedgwood One of the central questions of metaethics is semantical. An answer to this semantical...