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  1. Expressivism and the Limits of Moral Disagreement.David Merli - 2008 - The Journal of Ethics 12 (1):25-55.
    This paper argues that expressivism faces serious difficulties giving an adequate account of univocal moral disagreements. Expressivist accounts of moral discourse understand moral judgments in terms of various noncognitive mental states, and they interpret moral disagreements as clashes between competing attitudes. I argue that, for various reasons, expressivists must specify just what mental states are involved in moral judgment. If they do not, we lack a way of distinguishing moral judgments from other sorts of assessment and thus for identifying narrowly (...)
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    Return to Moral Twin Earth.David Merli - 2002 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32 (2):207-240.
    Terence Horgan and Mark Timmons's ' moral twin earth argument' raises doubts about the naturalistic realist's ability to make sense of genuine disagreement. I offer three arguments the realist's behalf. First, I argue that the example at the heart of their argument is underdescribed; when fully developed, it loses its intuitive force. Second, I suggest that taking the stipulations of the Horgan-Timmons example seriously gives us reason to revise our initial judgments. Third, I propose combining naturalistic realism about moral judgments (...)
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  3. Possessing Moral Concepts.David Merli - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (3):535-556.
    Moral discourse allows for speakers to disagree in many ways: about right and wrong acts, about moral theory, about the rational and conative significance of moral failings. Yet speakers’ eccentricities do not prevent them from engaging in moral conversation or from having (genuine, not equivocal) moral disagreement. Thus differences between speakers are compatible with possession of moral concepts. This paper examines various kinds of moral disagreements and argues that they provide evidence against conceptual-role and informational atomist approaches to understanding our (...)
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  4. Expressivism and the Limits of Moral Disagreement.David Merli - 2007 - Journal of Ethics 12 (1):25-55.
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    Moral Convergence and the Univocity Problem.David Merli - 2007 - American Philosophical Quarterly 44 (4):297 - 313.
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    Michael Brady , New Waves in Metaethics , 300 Pp. ISBN 9780230251625.David Merli - 2013 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (6):793-795.
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    Facts, Values, and Norms.David Merli - 2006 - Philosophical Review 115 (1):105-107.
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    Review: Moral Realism: A Defence. [REVIEW]David Merli - 2004 - Mind 113 (452):778-782.
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    Moral Realism: A Defence. [REVIEW]David Merli - 2004 - Mind 113 (452):778-782.
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