Justice for Unicorns

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 112 (3pt3):351-360 (2012)

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Eliot Michaelson
King's College London
Abstract
Many philosophers have suggested that metaethical scepticism is an inherently unstable position. Recently, Dworkin has offered an argument to this effect, claiming that (a) metaethical scepticism entails a set of first-order moral claims, and (b) this set of claims is internally inconsistent. The present essay shows why this argument fails. Along the way, it situates a plausible anti-realist semantics within the range of options for dealing with uncontroversially non-referring terms, like ‘unicorns’
Keywords ethical scepticism  meta-ethics  realism
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2012.00340.x
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