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Defending the Parallel

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/9780199218837.003.0003
 Defending the Parallel

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The argument for the core argument's first premise comes in two stages. This chapter presents the first stage of the argument. Its aim is threefold: first, to identify the character of epistemic realism of a paradigmatic sort; second, to point out four relevant similarities between epistemic and moral facts; and, third, to reply to several objections to the effect that there are important and deep dissimilarities between epistemic and moral facts.

Keywords: deontic facts; evaluative facts; epistemic facts; moral facts; alethic thesis; ontic thesis; speech act thesis

Chapter.  16261 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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