Philosophia 43 (3):801-820 (2015)

Patrick Clipsham
Winona State University
The main guiding assumption of this paper is that there is need for a taxonomy of ethical sentences that does not overgenerate, yet can make useful contributions to debates about certain controversial sentences . After surveying the recent literature and concluding that no extant taxonomy that satisfies both of these conditions is available to us, I propose and explain a novel taxonomy which does satisfy them. I then defend my proposal from five potential objections.
Keywords Metaethics  Logical autonomy of ethics  Taxonomy of ethical sentences  Arthur Prior  Hume’s Law
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-015-9602-x
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