Mark Timmons, morality without foundations: A defense of ethical contextualism [Book Review]

Journal of Value Inquiry 35 (2):269-273 (2001)
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Abstract

In Morality Without Foundations, Mark Timmons argues that moral judgments (e.g. “cruelty is wrong”) have what he calls “evaluative assertoric content,” and so, are true or false. However, I argue that, even if correct, this argument renders moral truth or falsity mysterious.

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Basil Smith
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