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The Normative WebAn Argument for Moral Realism$
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Terence Cuneo

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199218837

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218837.001.0001

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Defending the Parallel

Defending the Parallel

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(p.52) 2 Defending the Parallel
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The Normative Web
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Terence Cuneo (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218837.003.0003

The argument for the core argument's first premise comes in two stages. This chapter presents the first stage of the argument. Its aim is threefold: first, to identify the character of epistemic realism of a paradigmatic sort; second, to point out four relevant similarities between epistemic and moral facts; and, third, to reply to several objections to the effect that there are important and deep dissimilarities between epistemic and moral facts.

Keywords:   deontic facts, evaluative facts, epistemic facts, moral facts, alethic thesis, ontic thesis, speech act thesis

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