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Dropping the Catch

Jonathan Dancy

in Ethics Without Principles

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270026
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199270023.003.0004
Dropping the Catch

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Argues that various standard meta-ethical positions have great difficulty in understanding the notion of a contributory reason, being largely formulated to deal with overall oughts. These positions are those of M. Smith, A. Gibbard, F. Jackson, B. Brandom, and I. Kant.

Keywords: Brandom; expressivism; Gibbard; Kant; pragmatism; reason; Smith

Chapter.  10094 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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