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Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0521359376

ISBN-13: 9780521359375

Edition: 1989

Authors: David Owen Brink, Jonathan Dancy, John Haldane, Gilbert Harman, Frank Jackson

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This book is a systematic and constructive treatment of a number of traditional issues at the foundations of ethics. These issues concern the objectivity of ethics, the possibility and nature of moral knowledge, the relationship between the moral point of view and a scientific or naturalist world-view, the nature of moral value and obligation, and the role of morality in a person's rational lifeplan. In striking contrast to traditional and more recent work in the field, David Brink offers an integrated defense of the objectivity of ethics.
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/24/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Gilbert Harman is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the author of Explaining Value and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy and Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind.

Preface
Introduction
Moral realism and moral inquiry
Externalist moral realism
Does moral realsim matter?
A coherentist moral epistemology
Moral realism and the is/ought thesis
Posteriori objections to moral realism
Objective utilitarianism
Appendices
Bibliography
Index