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Irrealism in Ethics

Bart Streumer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-83738-2 April 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 136 Pages


Irrealism in Ethics presents a collection of six original essays contributed by prominent moral philosophers that address various forms of the philosophical position of ethical irrealism. 

  • Addresses various forms of the philosophical position of ethical irrealism
  • Presents arguments both for and against the two major versions of ethical irrealism—the error theory and expressivism
  • Offers innovative new arguments on topics relating to ethical irrealism
  • Features original contributions from internationally prominent moral philosophers

Notes on Contributors vii

1 Irrealism and the Genealogy of Morals 1
Richard Joyce

2 A Distinction Without a Difference? Good Advice for Moral Error Theorists 23
Hallvard Lillehammer

3 Ethics Without Errors 41
James Lenman

4 Faultless Moral Disagreement 61
Alison Hills

5 Revolutionary Expressivism 79
Sebastian Köhler and Michael Ridge

6 Do Normative Judgements Aim to Represent the World? 101
Bart Streumer

Index 121