Some Metaethical Desiderata and the Conceptual Resources of Theism

Sophia 50 (1):39-55 (2011)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In this paper, I argue that theists are extremely well-situated with respect to developing metaethical accounts that qualify as ‘robust’ versions of moral realism. In the first part of the essay, a number of metaethical desiderata are identified. In the second part, theistic strategies for accommodating those desiderata are explained and defended. The upshot is that, contrary to the received philosophical wisdom, there are good theoretical reasons for theistic philosophers to seek to develop metaethical accounts that ground moral facts in facts about God



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,931

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Must Metaethical Realism Make a Semantic Claim?Guy Kahane - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (2):148-178.
Truthmaking, Metaethics, and Creeping Minimalism.Jamin Asay - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 163 (1):213-232.
Is metaethics morally neutral?Jeremy Fantl - 2006 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (1):24–44.
Epistemic Desiderata and Epistemic Pluralism.Rik Peels - 2010 - Journal of Philosophical Research 35:193-207.
Ethical phenomenology and metaethics.Simon Kirchin - 2003 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (3):241-264.
How Objectivity Matters.David Enoch - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Metaethics 5:111-52.


Added to PP

90 (#193,611)

6 months
10 (#308,281)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Matt Jordan
Ohio State University

Citations of this work

A New Moral Argument for the existence of God.Andrew Ter Ern Loke - 2023 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 93 (1):25-38.

Add more citations

References found in this work

The moral problem.Michael Smith - 1994 - Cambridge, Mass., USA: Blackwell.
A treatise of human nature.David Hume & D. G. C. Macnabb (eds.) - 1969 - Harmondsworth,: Penguin Books.
On Virtue Ethics.Rosalind Hursthouse - 1999 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.

View all 12 references / Add more references