Essays in Moral Skepticism

2017.03.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Joyce, Essays in Moral Skepticism, Oxford University Press, 2016, 274pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198754879. Reviewed
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2017.03.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Joyce, Essays in Moral Skepticism, Oxford University Press, 2016, 274pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198754879. Reviewed by Jack Woods, University of Leeds Richard Joyce is best known for his articulation and defense of the moral error theory, for his particular brand of moral fictionalism, and for his part (along with Sharon Street) in popularizing evolution-based debunking arguments against various moral realisms. This book is proof that these achievements unite into a compelling take on moral thought, talk, and the justification thereof. The collection is divided into three parts, corresponding roughly to these three claims to fame, though the essays often cross these section divisions. The two new contributions are an essay revisiting evolutionary debunking arguments in the light of recent developments and a useful summary introduction to the three themes of the book. Even though eleven of the. . .

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