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Ethical intuitionism

Author: Michael Huemer
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Heumer defends a form of ethical intuitionism, according to which there are objective moral truths, some of which we know through a kind of immediate, intellectual awareness, and this knowledge provides us with reasons for action independent of our desires.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Huemer
ISBN: 1403989680 9781403989680 9780230573741 0230573746
OCLC Number: 61228781
Description: xxv, 309 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Non-cognitivism --
3. Subjectivism --
4. Reductionism --
5. Moral knowledge --
6. Disagreement and error --
7. Practical reasons --
8. Further objections --
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael Huemer.
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A defence of ethical intuitionism where (i) there are objective moral truths; (ii) we know these through an immediate, intellectual awareness, or 'intuition'; and (iii) knowing them gives us reasons  Read more...

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