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The Normative Web: An Argument for Moral Realism (Repost)

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The Normative Web: An Argument for Moral Realism (Repost)

Terence Cuneo, "The Normative Web: An Argument for Moral Realism"
2007 | pages: 272 | ISBN: 0199218838 | PDF | 3,1 mb

Antirealist views about morality claim that moral facts or truths do not exist. Does this imply that other types of normative facts, such as epistemic facts, do not exist? The Normative Web develops a positive answer to this question. Terence Cuneo argues that moral and epistemic facts are sufficiently similar so that, if moral facts do not exist, then epistemic facts do not exist. But epistemic facts do exist: to deny their existence would commit us to an extreme version of epistemological scepticism. Therefore, Cuneo concludes, moral facts do exist. And if moral facts exist, then moral realism is true.

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