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Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Godless Normative Realism

Erik J. Wielenberg


This book draws on recent work in analytic philosophy (particularly meta-ethics and epistemology) and empirical moral psychology to defend non-theistic robust normative realism and develop an empirically grounded account of human moral knowledge. Non-theistic robust normative realism has it that there are objective, non-natural, sui generis ethical features of the universe that do not depend on God for their existence. The early chapters address various challenges to the intelligibility and plausibility of the claim that irreducible ethical features of things supervene on their non-ethical fea ... More

Keywords: robust normative realism, non-naturalism, moral supervenience, theistic ethics, moral knowledge, moral psychology, debunking of morality

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714323
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714323.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erik J. Wielenberg, author
DePauw University

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