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.
|Commitee:||Fileva, Iskra, Saucedo, Raul|
|School:||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|School Location:||United States -- Colorado|
|Source:||MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Ethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Error theory, Irreducible normativity, Morality, Reduction|
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