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Moral Skepticism: New Essays

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2018.02.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Diego E. Machuca (ed.), Moral Skepticism: New Essays, Routledge, 2018, 243pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138645868. Reviewed by Matt Lutz, Wuhan University This book, edited by Diego Machuca, is a wonderful collection of essays related to moral skepticism. 'Moral skepticism' is understood broadly, with discussions of both epistemic moral skepticism (the view that moral knowledge or justified moral belief is impossible, or else the higher-order "Pyrrhonian" view that we cannot know if justified moral belief is possible) and ontological moral skepticism (including both moral error theory and moral non-cognitivism). The essays are of a very high quality, written by a who's-who of philosophers doing exciting contemporary work in metaethics. They summarize the current state of the literature on moral skepticism and push that literature forward along many fronts. The collection is too advanced to be suitable for. . .

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