Constructivism in Ethics

2014.03.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carla Bagnoli (ed.), Constructivism in Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 258pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN:
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2014.03.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carla Bagnoli (ed.), Constructivism in Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 258pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN: 9781107650329. Reviewed by Yonatan Shemmer, University of Sheffield This is a selection of excellent papers, some of which deal with exegetical issues in the work of Kant, Rawls, Scanlon and Korsgaard, and others with foundational questions about the constructivist program. Carla Bagnoli offers a wide-ranging introduction that describes the history of constructivism, identifies some of its central problems and links these to the essays that follow. I recommend this collection both to researchers who work in metaethics and to graduate students who wish to gain a better understanding of the issues surrounding constructivism. I offer a summary of each of the papers and a short discussion of David Copp’s. His paper is part of a growing literature whose aim is to show that constructivism. . .

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