Ethical Realism

September 10, 2009

Contemporary Metaethics Part 1 Ebook PDF (Updated 6/24/2011)

Filed under: ethics,metaethics,philosophy,review — JW Gray @ 11:16 am
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I organized my reviews and opinions in a free ebook (PDF file). All of the reviews and opinions are from this website, but someone might find it convenient to be able to view it as an ebook. It discusses the basics of metaethics and provides several reviews of contemporary essays.

I spent a couple of hours to make the ebook. Several typos were fixed, but there are probably a lot more. Formatting is not as consistent as I would like, but I don’t want to spend a lot of time on it. My opinions involving metaethics are also inconsistent because I wrote my reviews within a stream of consciousness. I often changed my mind one day to the next based on the readings.


Metaethics concerns what ethical words refer to. What does “right” and “good” refer to? Do they refer to anything at all? The major debates discussed feature arguments for and against “moral realism” (the idea that “something really matters.”) I summarize, review, and comment on many of the greatest metaethical essays of contemporary philosophy.

You might want to right click/save as to download the ebook.

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