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Knowing Right From Wrong

Kieran Setiya

Abstract

Can we have objective knowledge of right and wrong, of how we should live and what there is reason to do? The thought that we can is beset by sceptical problems. In the face of radical disagreement, can we be sure that we are not deceived? If the facts are independent of what we think, is our reliability a mere coincidence? Can it be anything but luck when our beliefs are true? This book confronts these questions in their most compelling and articulate forms: the argument from ethical disagreement; the argument from reliability and coincidence; and the argument from accidental truth. In order ... More

Keywords: coincidence, disagreement, epistemology, ethics, knowledge, reliability, scepticism, human nature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199657452
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657452.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kieran Setiya, author
University of Pittsburgh