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Metaethics is an engaging and argumentative textbook introducing advanced students to the cutting edge of the debate in one of the most exciting areas of contemporary philosophy. Kirchin covers key topics, including varieties of moral realism, error theory, noncognitivism, and a brand new position; metaethical pluralism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12.7mm | 313g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2012 ed.
  • XI, 228 p.
  • 0230219470
  • 9780230219472
  • 718,626

Table of contents

What is Metaethics? Moral Realism: Mind-Independence Moral Realism: Naturalism and Reductionism Moral Error Theory Noncognitivism Sensibility Theory Moral Motivation Further Thoughts
Bibliography
Index
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'Simon Kirchin's book is a masterful introduction to metaethics in which he manages to explain key ideas, arguments, and positions involved in metaethical debate and do so in a way that is accessible to beginners. Engagingly written, Metaethics is perfect text for use in upper level undergraduate ethics courses either as a lone text or as a companion to primary sources. Given the scope of the book and its intended audience, it is the best introductory text in metaethics now available.' - Mark Timmons, University of Arizona, USA
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'Simon Kirchin's book is a masterful introduction to metaethics in which he manages to explain key ideas, arguments, and positions involved in metaethical debate and do so in a way that is accessible to beginners. Engagingly written, Metaethics is perfect text for use in upper level undergraduate ethics courses either as a lone text or as a companion to primary sources. Given the scope of the book and its intended audience, it is the best introductory text in metaethics now available.' - Mark Timmons, University of Arizona, USA
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About Simon Kirchin

SIMON KIRCHIN is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent, UK. He writes mainly on metaethics. As well as authoring a number of articles, he is the editor of Arguing about Metaethics (with Andrew Fisher), and A World without Values (with Richard Joyce).
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