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Speech and Morality: On the Metaethical Implications of Speaking

Terence Cuneo

Abstract

Speech and Morality: On the Metaethical Implications of Speaking develops a new line of argument for moral realism. The book’s argument comes in three stages. The first stage of the argument consists in presenting and defending the normative theory of speech, according to which, speech acts are generated by an agent’s altering her normative position with regard to her audience, gaining rights, responsibilities, and obligations of certain kinds. This account of speech raises the issue of what the character of these rights, responsibilities, and obligations might be. The second stage of the argu ... More

Keywords: moral realism, obligations, responsibilities, rights, speech

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712725
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712725.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence Cuneo, author
University of Vermont