Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence

Oxford: Oxford University Press (2014)
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Abstract

Jonas Olson presents a critical survey of moral error theory, the view that there are no moral facts and so all moral claims are false. Part I explores the historical context of the debate; Part II assesses J. L. Mackie's famous arguments; Part III defends error theory against challenges and considers its implications for our moral thinking

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