Value and Context: the Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Thomas, Alan P. (2006) Value and Context: the Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge. Clarendon Press, UK, 347 pp. ISBN 0198250177. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The importance of this monograph study is that it is the first to use epistemological contextualism to defend moral cognitivism, the claim that a central core of moral judgements is truth-apt and can constitute genuine knowledge. It develops the epistemological theory known as inferential contextualism and compares and contrasts it with pragmatism. The argument is also extended into political philosophy in a novel way. The two final readers for the Press described the book as ‘innovative…a work of great ambition and imagination’, ‘an original and significant contribution to the subject’ with ‘scholarship of extremely high quality’ and presenting arguments of ‘detail and sophistication’.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:50
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 08:33
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