The central philosophical challenge of metaethics is to account for the normativity of moral judgment without abandoning or seriously compromising moral realism. In Morality in a Natural World, David Copp defends a version of naturalistic moral realism that can accommodate the normativity of morality. Moral naturalism is often thought to face special metaphysical, epistemological, and semantic problems as well as the difficulty in accounting for normativity. In the ten essays included in this volume, Copp defends solutions to these problems. Three of the essays are new, while seven have previously been published. All of them are concerned with the viability of naturalistic and realistic accounts of the nature of morality, or, more generally, with the viability of naturalistic accounts of reasons.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 235 x 160 x 28 mm
'Ultimately, Copp does a good job of accomplishing his modest goals, and provides a picture of naturalism that is well worth further consideration.' J Value Inquiry
"Morality in a Natural World is without a doubt a valuable and pleasant read for any serious student of philosphy."
Tatiana Patrone, Metapsychology