Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism

2015.03.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Erik J. Weilenberg, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism, Oxford University Press, 2014,
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2015.03.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Erik J. Weilenberg, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism, Oxford University Press, 2014, 196pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198714323. Reviewed by Terence Cuneo, University of Vermont Twenty-five years ago, no one would've predicted that "robust" or nonnaturalist realism would become the most lively research program in metaethics. But so it is, and Erik Wielenberg's new book is testament to this research program's continued vitality. Two characteristics distinguish Wielenberg's book from other recent defenses of robust realism. First, Wielenberg takes not just naturalistic but also theistic alternatives to robust realism seriously, arguing that non-theistic robust realism "is at least as plausible" as theistic versions of moral realism (x). Second, Wielenberg engages extensively with recent work in empirical psychology, arguing that, far from posing skeptical challenges. . .

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