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Classy Moral Pyrrhonism

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/10.1093/0195187725.003.0006
 Classy Moral Pyrrhonism

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This chapter applies the general epistemology in Chapter 5 to moral beliefs in particular, and discusses the relevance of moral nihilism. It presents a moderate classy Pyrrhonian moral skepticism, which claims that some moral beliefs can be justified out of a modest contrast class, but no moral beliefs can be justified out of an unlimited contrast class. Since neither contrast class is the relevant one, no moral belief is justified without qualification.

Keywords: moral contrast class; relevance; moral nihilism; Pyrrhonian moral skepticism; Academic moral skepticism; moderate moral skepticism; contextualism

Chapter.  10242 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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