Morality without Foundations

Morality without Foundations : A Defense of Ethical Contextualism

4 (7 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Timmons defends a metaethical view that exploits certain contextualist themes in philosophy of language and epistemology. He advances what he calls assertoric non-descriptivism, a view that employs semantic contextualism in giving an account of moral discourse. This view, which like traditional non-descriptivist views stresses the practical, action-guiding function of moral thought and discourse, also allows that moral sentences, as typically used, make genuine assertions. Timmons then defends a contextualist moral epistemology thus completing his overall program of contextualism in more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 24mm | 539.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 4 line figures
  • 019511731X
  • 9780195117318

Review quote

This book deserves to be studied by everyone interested in the semantics and epistemology of ethics. * Brad Hooker, Phil Quart. Vol.51, No.202, Jan 2001. * Throughout, Timmons' arguments are well informed, fair-minded and nearly always persuasive. I think this will be one of the most admired books in contemporary meta-ethics. * Brad Hooker, Phil Quart. Vol.51, No.202, Jan 2001. *show more

Rating details

7 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 14% (1)
4 71% (5)
3 14% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X