The Shapelessness Hypothesis

Kirchin, Simon T. (2010) The Shapelessness Hypothesis. Philosophers' Imprint, 10 (4). pp. 1-28. ISSN 1533-628X. (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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In this paper I discuss the shapelessnesss hypothesis, which is often referred to and relied on by certain sorts of ethical and evaluative cognitivist, and which they use primarily in arguing against a certain, influential form of noncognitivism. I aim to (i) set out exactly what the hypothesis is; (ii) show that its original and traditional use is left wanting; and (iii) show that there is some rehabilitation on offer that might have a chance of convincing neutrals.

Item Type: Article
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 13:53
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 09:52
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