Metaethical Principles, Meta-Prescriptions, and Moral Theories

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Terrance C. McConnell, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Ethicists in the normative tradition seem to believe that moral knowledge is possible. Yet there is widespread disagreement about what the fundamental principle of morality is. Because of the presence of conflicting theories of rightness, it is important to ask how moral theories can be established and refuted.

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American Philosophical Quarterly 22(4) (October 1985), pp. 299-309
Language: English
Date: 1985
moral knowledge, morality, moral theory, metaethical principles

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