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Moral Realism of a Paradigmatic Sort

Terence Cuneo

in The Normative Web

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218837
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191711749 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218837.003.0002
 Moral Realism of a Paradigmatic Sort

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This chapter specifies the character of moral realism of a paradigmatic sort, which is the position for which the book argues. It argues that realism of this sort is comprised of three theses: first, a claim regarding the character of moral discourse; second, a claim regarding the nature of moral truth; and, third, a claim about the nature of moral facts. According to the type of realism in question, moral facts ‘irreducibly exist’. That is the heart of the realist position.

Keywords: moral discourse; commonsensical conception; explanatory constraint; alethic thesis; ontic thesis; speech act thesis

Chapter.  13681 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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