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Author Joyce, Richard

Title The Myth of Morality
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Series Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Cambridge studies in philosophy
Contents Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Error theory and motivation -- 1.0 FAULTY FRAMEWORKS -- 1.1 THE SEMANTICS OF AN ERROR THEORY -- 1.2 NONCOGNITIVISM -- 1.3 MACKIE'S ERROR THEORY -- 1.4 INTERNALISM ABOUT MOTIVATION -- 1.5 PURE EVIL -- 1.6 MOTIVATION INTERNALISM AS A COMMITMENT OF MORAL DISCOURSE -- 1.7 IMPASSE -- 2 Error theory and reasons -- 2.0 MORAL INESCAPABILITY -- 2.1 INSTITUTIONAL ''OUGHT''S -- 2.2 STRONG CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVES AS REASON-BRINGING -- 2.3 INSTITUTIONAL REASONS -- 2.4 AN ARGUMENT FOR A MORAL ERROR THEORY -- 2.5 CARNAP'S ARGUMENT AGAINST EXTERNAL QUESTIONING -- 2.6 PRACTICAL REASONS AS NON-INSTITUTIONAL -- 3 Practical instrumentalism -- 3.0 OBJECTIVE REASONS, SUBJECTIVE REASONS, AND PRACTICAL RATIONALITY -- OBJECTIVE REASONS: -- SUBJECTIVE REASONS: -- INSTRUMENTAL RATIONALITY: -- 3.1 ENDS: DESIRES OR INTERESTS? -- 3.2 MORALITY AS A SYSTEM OF HYPOTHETICAL IMPERATIVES -- 3.3 SMITH'S ARGUMENT FOR MORALITY AS A SYSTEM OF CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVES -- 3.4 SMITH'S ARGUMENT FOR MOTIVATION INTERNALISM -- 3.5 TAKING STOCK OF THE STRATEGY -- 3.6 THE NON-HUMEAN THEORY OF NORMATIVE REASONS -- 3.7 RATIONALITY AND EPISTEMIC SUCCESS -- 3.8 NORMATIVE REASONS AND MORAL REASONS -- 3.9 SUMMARY AND PREVIEW -- 4 The relativity of reasons -- 4.0 THE RATIONALIST'S DILEMMA -- 4.1 THE RELATIVITY OF NORMATIVE REASONS: THE CONCEPTUAL QUESTION -- 4.2 THE RELATIVITY OF NORMATIVE REASONS: THE SUBSTANTIVE QUESTION -- 4.3 HARMAN'S MURDER, INCORPORATED -- 4.4 MORAL RELATIVISM -- 4.5 SUMMARY AND PREVIEW -- 5 Internal and external reasons -- 5.0 INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL REASONS -- 5.1 EXTERNAL REASONS AND MOTIVATION -- 5.2 MILLGRAM'S CHALLENGE TO WILLIAMS -- 5.3 HAMPTON'S CHALLENGE TO WILLIAMS -- 5.4 KORSGAARD'S CHALLENGE TO WILLIAMS -- 5.5 SUMMARY -- 6 Morality and evolution -- 6.0 THE EVOLUTION OF MORALITY: HELPING KIN
6.1 THE EVOLUTION OF MORALITY: RECIPROCAL HELPING -- 6.2 EVOLUTIONARY ETHICAL NATURALISM -- 6.3 EVOLUTIONARY ETHICAL NATURALISM AND THE NATURALISTIC FALLACY -- 6.4 MORAL GENEALOGY, MORAL ERROR, AND THE GENETIC FALLACY -- 6.5 UNJUSTIFIED MORAL JUDGMENTS VS. PROBABLY FALSE MORAL JUDGMENTS -- 6.6 SOME EPISTEMOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS -- 7 Fictionalism -- 7.0 IF THERE'S NOTHING THAT WE OUGHT TO DO, THEN WHAT OUGHT WE TO DO? -- 7.1 WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MORAL BELIEFS? -- 7.2 THE FICTIONALIST OPTION -- 7.3 FICTIVE JUDGMENTS: VAIHINGER -- 7.4 FICTIVE JUDGMENTS: CRITICAL CONTEXTS -- 7.5 FICTIONALISM AND MAKE-BELIEVE -- 7.6 FICTIONALISM AND METAETHICS -- 7.7 CONCLUSION -- 8 Moral fictionalism -- 8.0 THE VALUE OF MORAL BELIEFS -- 8.1 MORALITY AS FICTION -- 8.2 THE RETURN OF GYGES AND THE SENSIBLE KNAVE -- 8.3 ODYSSEUS AND THE SIRENS -- 8.4 A MODEST CONCLUSION -- Epilogue: Debunking myths -- Select bibliography -- Index
Summary Joyce's exciting and innovative book will appeal to all readers interested in moral philosophy
Notes Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Subject Ethics
PHILOSOPHY -- Social.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Ethics.
Moraal.
Ethik.
Fiktion.
Form Electronic book
Author MyiLibrary
LC no. 2001025740
ISBN 9780511155437