Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Defense of the Moral Error Theory
by Christmann, John, M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2018, 60; 10826545
Abstract (Summary)

In the thesis, I provide a defense of the moral error theory. In the first section, I solve the formulation problem, which is the puzzle related to properly formulating the moral error theory without self-defeat. In the second section, I defend the claim that moral concepts commit their users to irreducibly normative reasons. Finally, in the third and last section, I defend the reduction argument against new criticisms and conclude that there are no irreducibly normative reasons.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Oddie, Graham
Commitee: Fileva, Iskra, Saucedo, Raul
School: University of Colorado at Boulder
Department: Philosophy
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Ethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy
Keywords: Error theory, Irreducible normativity, Morality, Reduction
Publication Number: 10826545
ISBN: 9780438469761
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