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And Now, Robust Metaethical Realism

David Enoch

in Taking Morality Seriously

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199579969
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729010 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579969.003.0004
And Now, Robust Metaethical Realism

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This chapter draws together the conclusions of the previous two: Metaethical Objectivism from Chapter 2, and Robust Metanormative Realism (from Chapter 3). It argues that though the conjunction of the two does not entail Robust Metaethical Realism, still it leaves any alternative view utterly unmotivated. On the way to doing this, the relation between morality and normativity is discussed, the uniqueness of morality as involving categorical claims is accommodated, and a very moderate version of moral rationalism is defended.

Keywords: moral rationalism; categorical reasons; normativity

Chapter.  8208 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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