Moral Realism as a Moral Doctrine

Moral Realism as a Moral Doctrine

Author(s): Matthew H. Kramer

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405194020

Online ISBN: 9781444310641

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310641

Series Editor(s): Marcia Baron, Michael Slote

About this Book

In this major new work, Matthew Kramer seeks to establish two main conclusions. On the one hand, moral requirements are strongly objective. On the other hand, the objectivity of ethics is itself an ethical matter that rests primarily on ethical considerations. Moral realism - the doctrine that morality is indeed objective - is a moral doctrine.

  • Major new volume in our new series New Directions in Ethics
  • Takes on the big picture - defending the objectivity of ethics whilst rejecting the grounds of much of the existing debate between realists and anti-realists
  • Cuts across both ethical theory and metaethics
  • Distinguished by the quality of the scholarship and its ambitious range

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