Moral skepticism is at present a vibrant topic of philosophical inquiry. Particularly since the turn of the millennium, the debates between moral skeptics of various stripes and their opponents have gained renewed force not only by taking account of innovative ideas in moral philosophy, but also by drawing on novel positions in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language as well as on recent findings in empirical sciences. As a result, new arguments for and against moral skepticism have been devised, while the traditional ones have been reexamined. This collection of original essays will advance the ongoing debates about various forms of moral skepticism by discussing such topics as error theory, disagreement, constructivism, non-naturalism, expressivism, fictionalism, and evolutionary debunking arguments. It will be a valuable resource for academics and advanced students working in metaethics and moral philosophy more generally.
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Diego E. Machuca is Researcher in Philosophy at CONICET (Argentina) and co-editor of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism. He is also sole editor of Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy (2011), New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism (2011), and Disagreement and Skepticism (Routledge, 2013), and co-editor of two other volumes on skepticism.
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