Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics

Publication Type: 
Book
Publication Details: 
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989

A study of the foundations of ethics, focusing on the metaphysics, epistemology, semantics, and psychology of ethics and on issues in normative ethics about the good and the right.  The book defends a realist understanding of ethical objectivity and the semantics of moral terms, an externalist moral psychology, a naturalistic view of moral properties, and a coherence theory of epistemic justification.  It ends up sympathetically exploring the resources of a consequentialist normative theory.  

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Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics