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The Resource Contemporary metaethics : an introduction, Alexander Miller

Contemporary metaethics : an introduction, Alexander Miller

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Contemporary metaethics : an introduction
Title
Contemporary metaethics
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Miller
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This new edition of Alexander Miller's highly readable introduction to contemporary metaethics provides a critical overview of the main arguments and themes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century contemporary metaethics. Miller traces the development of contemporary debates in metaethics from their beginnings in the work of G.E. Moore up to the most recent arguments between naturalism and non-naturalism, cognitivism and non-cognitivism. From Moore's attack on ethical naturalism, A.J. Ayer's emotivism and Simon Blackburn's quasi-realism to anti-realist and best opinion accounts of moral truth and the non-reductionist naturalism of the 'Cornell realists', this book addresses all the key theories and ideas in this field. As well as revisiting the whole terrain with revised and updated guides to further reading, Miller also introduces major new sections on the revolutionary fictionalism of Richard Joyce and the hermeneutic fictionalism of Mark Kalderon. The new edition will continue to be essential reading for students, teachers and professional philosophers with an interest in contemporary metaethics."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1965-
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Miller, Alexander
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.M527 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miller, Alexander
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Metaethics
Target audience
specialized
Label
Contemporary metaethics : an introduction, Alexander Miller
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Publication
Note
Previous ed. published as An introduction to contemporary metaethics. 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Moore's attack on ethical naturalism -- Emotivism and the rejection of non-naturalism -- Blackburn's quasi-realism -- Gibbard's norm-expressivism -- Mackie's "Error-Theory," the argument from queerness and moral fictionalism -- Judgement-dependent accounts of moral qualities -- Naturalism I : Cornell realism -- Naturalism II : Reductionism -- Contemporary non-naturalism : McDowell's moral realism -- Appendix: Sense, reference, semantic value and truth-conditions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
15b26261066
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 314 p.
Isbn
9780745646596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Contemporary metaethics : an introduction, Alexander Miller
Publication
Note
Previous ed. published as An introduction to contemporary metaethics. 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Moore's attack on ethical naturalism -- Emotivism and the rejection of non-naturalism -- Blackburn's quasi-realism -- Gibbard's norm-expressivism -- Mackie's "Error-Theory," the argument from queerness and moral fictionalism -- Judgement-dependent accounts of moral qualities -- Naturalism I : Cornell realism -- Naturalism II : Reductionism -- Contemporary non-naturalism : McDowell's moral realism -- Appendix: Sense, reference, semantic value and truth-conditions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
15b26261066
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 314 p.
Isbn
9780745646596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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