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Value and Context: The Nature of Moral and Political Knowledge

Alan Thomas


This book seeks to further the debate between ‘cognitivists’ and ‘non-cognitivists’ about the possibility and the nature of moral knowledge. The book is divided into four parts. Part I presents the theoretical framework for the revision of cognitivism. Part II examines the challenge to the revised form of cognitivism developed from two sophisticated forms of non-cognitivist strategy: expressive/projective strategy and non-objectivism. Part III develops proposals for the solution of the problems described in Parts I and II. Part IV focuses on the work of John Rawls.

Keywords: cognitivism, expressivism, projectivism, John Rawls

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198250173
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0198250177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Thomas, author
University of Kent
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