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What Is Moral Epistemology?

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Moral Skepticisms

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187724
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195187725.003.0001
 What Is Moral Epistemology?

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This chapter locates moral epistemology within general moral theory, introduces the central questions of moral epistemology, and then distinguishes several versions of moral skepticism. It ends with a discussion of whether there is a presumption against moral skepticism which places the burden of proof on moral skeptics.

Keywords: moral epistemology; moral theory; moral skepticism; presumption; burden of proof

Chapter.  5367 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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