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Introduction

Kieran Setiya

in Knowing Right From Wrong

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199657452
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745539 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657452.003.0001
Introduction

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The introduction describes three sceptical arguments about ethical objectivity: the argument from disagreement, the argument from reliability and coincidence, and the argument from accidental truth. After summarizing the chapters that address these arguments, it explains and defends an assumption they share: the so-called ‘supervenience’ of the ethical.

Keywords: coincidence; disagreement; epistemology; ethics; reliability; scepticism; supervenience

Chapter.  3542 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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