Recent Skepticism about Absolute Goodness

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199844463
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919550 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Moral Theory

Recent Skepticism about Absolute Goodness

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This chapter focuses on how others have also arrived at a skeptical conclusion about absolute goodness, although the route by which this book comes to that conclusion is different from those that others have taken. This chapter states that doubts may not have occurred to the author had he not read some other authors. The chapter acknowledges a debt to them and calls attention to the ways in which this book's approach to this subject differs from theirs. These authors include P. T. Geach, Philippa Foot, Judith Jarvis Thomson, and T. M. Scanlon.

Keywords: skepticism; absolute goodness; P. T. Geach; Philippa Foot; Judith Jarvis Thomson; T. M. Scanlon

Chapter.  1900 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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