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Metaethics after Moore
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Metaethics after Moore

Terry Horgan and Mark Timmons

Abstract

In How Should Ethics Relate to (the rest of) Philosophy?, Stephen Darwall challenges both the claims of independence and priority. He argues that although metaethics and normative ethics are properly focused on different issues, they need to be brought into a dynamic relation with one another in order to produce a systematic and defensible philosophical ethics. Their mutual dependence, claims Darwall, is owing to the fact that issues of normativity are at the centre of the concerns of both metaethics and normative ethics. In making his case, Darwall examines Moore's doctrine that an irreducibl ... More

Keywords: normativity, Moore, metaethics, normative ethics, consequentialism, virtue, independence, priority, intrinsic value, ethical thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269914
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terry Horgan, editor
University of Arizona
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Mark Timmons, editor
University of Arizona
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