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Moral Skepticisms

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Abstract

Moral Skepticisms provides a detailed overview of moral epistemology, addressing such profound questions as: Are any moral beliefs true? Are any justified? Is moral knowledge possible? These questions lead to fundamental issues about the nature of morality, language, metaphysics, justification, and knowledge. They also have tremendous practical importance for controversial moral debates in politics, law, education, and health care ethics. To help understand these questions, Part 1 provides essential background, clarifies the issues, and argues for a novel contrastivist account of justified be ... More

Keywords: moral skepticism, Pyrrhonian skepticism, Pyrrhonism, moral epistemology, moral knowledge, justified moral belief, contrastivism, contextualism, naturalism, normativism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195187724
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195187725.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, author
Dartmouth College
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