Essays in Moral Skepticism

Essays in Moral Skepticism

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Moral skepticism is the denial that there is any such thing as moral knowledge. Since the publication of The Myth of Morality in 2001, Richard Joyce has explored the terrain of moral skepticism and has been willing to advocate versions of this radical view. Joyce's attitude toward morality is analogous to an atheist's attitude toward religion: he claims that in making moral judgments speakers attempt to state truths but that the world isn't furnished withthe properties and relations necessary to render such judgments true. Moral thinking probably emerged as a human adaptation, but one whose usefulness derived from its capacity to bolster social cohesion ratherthan its ability to track truths about the world. Essays in Moral Skepticism gathers together a dozen of Joyce's most significant papers from the last decade, following the developments in his ideas, presenting responses to critics, and charting his exploration of the complex landscape of modern moral skepticism.My belief that p may be justified while your belief that p is not. Perhaps at an earlier time my belief that p was also unjustified; perhaps in the future it will become unjustified again (if, say, I ignore mounting evidence against the belief). Thus theanbsp;...

Title:Essays in Moral Skepticism
Author: Richard Joyce
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2016-01-28

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