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The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory
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The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

David Copp


The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory is a major new reference work in ethical theory, consisting of commissioned essays by leading moral philosophers. The handbook is divided into two parts, mirroring the field. The first part treats meta-ethical theory, which deals with theoretical questions about morality and moral judgment, including questions about moral language, the epistemology of moral belief, the truth aptness of moral claims, and so forth. The second part addresses normative theory, which deals with general moral issues, including the plausibility of various ethical theories and abs ... More

Keywords: consequentialism, meta-ethical theory, metaethics, morality, moral judgment, moral epistemology, moral principles, normative ethics, truth aptness, virtue theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195147797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195147790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Copp, editor
University of Florida
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