Morality without Foundations

Morality without Foundations : A Defense of Ethical Contextualism

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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 ethics.show 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

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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

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