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Must We Weep for Sentimentalism?

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548057.003.0007
Must We Weep for Sentimentalism?

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This chapter rebuts recent attacks on sentimentalism by Samuel Kerstein and Christopher Peacocke. Each has supposed that it follows from expressive theories of ethics that if our sentiments were different so would our obligations be. The chapter refutes this view.

Keywords: Samuel Kerstein; Christopher Peacocke; ethics; expressivism; sentimentalism

Chapter.  8355 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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