Overview of Contemporary Meta-Ethics and Normative Ethical Theory

In The Continuum Companion to Ethics. Continuum (2011)

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Christian Miller
Wake Forest University
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The study of morality continues to flourish in contemporary philosophy. As the chapters of this Companion illustrate, new and exciting work is being done on a wide range of topics from the objectivity of morality to the relationship between morality and religious, biological, and feminist concerns. Along with this vast amount of work has come a proliferation of technical terminology and competing positions. The goal of this chapter is to provide an overview of the terrain in contemporary ethics.
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