Morality Without Foundations: A Defense of Ethical Contextualism

Oxford University Press (1999)
In this book Timmons defends a metaethical view that exploits certain contextualist themes in philosophy of language and epistemology. He advances what he calls assertoric non-descriptivism, a view that employs semantic contextualism in giving an account of moral discourse. This view, which like traditional non-descriptivist views stresses the practical, action-guiding function of moral thought and discourse, also allows that moral sentences, as typically used, make genuine assertions. Timmons then defends a contextualist moral epistemology thus completing his overall program of contextualism in ethics.
Keywords Ethics  Naturalism
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Call number BJ37.T55 1999
ISBN(s) 0195176545   9780195176544  
DOI 10.2307/3071081
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