Morality in a Natural World: Selected Essays in Metaethics

Cambridge University Press (2007)

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David Copp
University of California, Davis
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The central philosophical challenge of metaethics is to account for the normativity of moral judgment without abandoning or seriously compromising moral realism. In Morality in a Natural World, David Copp defends a version of naturalistic moral realism that can accommodate the normativity of morality. Moral naturalism is often thought to face special metaphysical, epistemological, and semantic problems as well as the difficulty in accounting for normativity. In the ten essays included in this volume, Copp defends solutions to these problems. Three of the essays are new, while seven have previously been published. All of them are concerned with the viability of naturalistic and realistic accounts of the nature of morality, or, more generally, with the viability of naturalistic accounts of reasons.
Keywords meta-ethics  moral naturalism  moral concepts  moral epistemology  moral necessities  moral twin earth  realist-expressivism  normativity  normative pluralism
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Reprint years 2007, 2009
Call number BJ21.C67 2007
ISBN(s) 9780511497940   9780521863711
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Defining Normativity.Stephen Finlay - forthcoming - In Kevin Toh, David Plunkett & Scott Shapiro (eds.), Dimensions of Normativity: New Essays on Metaethics and Jurisprudence. Oxford University Press.
Darwinian Skepticism About Moral Realism.David Copp - 2008 - Philosophical Issues 18 (1):186-206.

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