A Tension in the Moral Error Theory

Kirchin, Simon T. (2010) A Tension in the Moral Error Theory. In: Joyce, Richard and Kirchin, Simon T., eds. A World without Values: Essays on J L Mackie's Moral Error Theory. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 167-182. (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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I highlight a tension within the moral error theoretic stance. Although I do not show that it is fatal, I believe the tension is problematic. In stating the tension I outline a conception of the common moral background against which it arises. I also discuss aspects of the similar error theories developed by John Mackie and Richard Joyce in order to show the tension at work.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Simon Kirchin
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 13:48
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 09:54
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27983 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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