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Metaphysics of Morality

Authors: Kulp, Christopher

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  • Analyses and explains the ontological commitments of the leading contemporary conceptions of morality
  • Develops a detailed theory of a non-naturalistic moral realism 
  • Defends a subtle but broadly commonsense conception of morality
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This is a book on metaethics—in particular, an inquiry into the metaphysical foundations of morality.  After carefully exploring the metaphysical commitments, or lack thereof, of the leading versions of moral anti-realism, Kulp develops a new and in-depth theory of moral realism.  Starting with the firm recognition of the importance of our common sense belief that we possess a great deal of moral knowledge—that, for example, some acts are objectively right and some objectively wrong—the book goes on to examine the metaphysical grounds of various skeptical responses to this perspective. In great part, the book is devoted to developing a version of realist metaethics: specifically, developing in detail realist theories of moral truth, moral facts, and moral properties.Concluding with the rejection of prominent contemporary forms of moral anti-realism, Kulp presents a rigorous non-naturalistic theory of moral realism, and a vindication of the basic commitments of commonsense moral thought.

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Christopher B. Kulp is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, USA.  His principal  research interests are in epistemology, metaethics, and moral epistemology.  He is the editor of Realism/Antirealism and Epistemology; and the author of The End of Epistemology, and Knowing Moral Truth.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metaphysics of Morality
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23410-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23410-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23409-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 268
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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