Morality in a Natural World
Selected Essays in Metaethics
By (author) David Copp
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Morality in a Natural World by David Copp
Book DescriptionThe central philosophical challenge of metaethics is to account for the normativity of moral judgment without abandoning or seriously compromising moral realism. In Morality in a Natural World, David Copp defends a version of naturalistic moral realism that can accommodate the normativity of morality. Moral naturalism is often thought to face special metaphysical, epistemological, and semantic problems as well as the difficulty in accounting for normativity. In the ten essays included in this volume, Copp defends solutions to these problems. Three of the essays are new, while seven have previously been published. All of them are concerned with the viability of naturalistic and realistic accounts of the nature of morality, or, more generally, with the viability of naturalistic accounts of reasons.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521863711
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Copp
Morality, Normativity and Society, Paperback (April 2001)
This study presents a 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.
Idea of Democracy, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by David Copp
The essays in this book address a variety of foundational questions about democracy.
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Author Biography - David Copp
David Copp is professor of philosophy at the University of Florida. He is the author of Morality, Normativity and Society and has edited and co-edited several volumes including The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory. He served for many years as an editor of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy and is currently an Associate Editor of Ethics and the subject editor for metaethics of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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