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Morality, Normativity, and Society

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ISBN-10: 0195144015

ISBN-13: 9780195144017

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Copp

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Moral claims not only purport to be true, they also purport to guide our choices. This book presents a new theory of normative judgment, the "standard-based theory," which offers a schematic account of the truth conditions of normative propositions of all kinds, including moral propositions and propositions about reasons. The heart of Copp's approach to moral propositions is a theory of the circumstances under which corresponding moral standards qualify as justified, the "society-centered theory." He argues that because any society needs a social moral code in order to enable its members to live together successfully, and because it would be rational for a society to choose such a code,…    
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
A Cognitivist Theory of Normative Judgment
Normative Skepticism: A Regress Argument
Theories of Moral Justification
A Conception of Morality
Society-Centered Moral Theory
The Concept of a Society
Can Societies Be Choosers?
Needs, Values, and Reason
Morality and Society
Relativism, Realism, and Reasons
References
Index