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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2018-04-03 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:51:57Z
dc.identifier646663
dc.identifierOCN: 937024920
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30336
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/38006
dc.description.abstractMetaethics from a First Person Standpoint addresses in a novel format the major topics and themes of contemporary metaethics, the study of the analysis of moral thought and judgement. Metathetics is less concerned with what practices are right or wrong than with what we mean by ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’ Looking at a wide spectrum of topics including moral language, realism and anti-realism, reasons and motives, relativism, and moral progress, this book engages students and general readers in order to enhance their understanding of morality and moral discourse as cultural practices. Catherine Wilson innovatively employs a first-person narrator to report step-by-step an individual’s reflections, beginning from a position of radical scepticism, on the possibility of objective moral knowledge. The reader is invited to follow along with this reasoning, and to challenge or agree with each major point. Incrementally, the narrator is led to certain definite conclusions about ‘oughts’ and norms in connection with self-interest, prudence, social norms, and finally morality. Scepticism is overcome, and the narrator arrives at a good understanding of how moral knowledge and moral progress are possible, though frequently long in coming. Accessibly written, Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint presupposes no prior training in philosophy and is a must-read for philosophers, students and general readers interested in gaining a better understanding of morality as a personal philosophical quest.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy
dc.subject.othermoral judgement
dc.subject.othermoral knowledge
dc.subject.othermetaethics
dc.subject.othermoral philosophy
dc.subject.otherAbortion
dc.subject.otherEthical egoism
dc.subject.otherGood and evil
dc.subject.otherHuman
dc.subject.otherMorality
dc.titleMetaethics from a First Person Standpoint
dc.title.alternativeAn Introduction to Moral Philosophy
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0087
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781783741984
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages132


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