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Taking Morality Seriously: A Defense of Robust Realism

David Enoch


This book develops, argues for, and defends a strongly realist and objectivist view of ethics and normativity more broadly. This view — according to which there are perfectly objective, universal, moral, and other normative truths that are not in any way reducible to other, natural truths — is familiar, but this book is the first in-detail development of the positive motivations for the view into full-fledged arguments. And when the book turns defensive — defending Robust Realism against traditional objections — it mobilizes the original positive arguments for the view to help with fending off ... More

Keywords: metaethics, meta-normativity, moral realism, robust realism, morality, objectivity, normativity, indispensability, moral disagreement, moral epistemology, deliberation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199579969
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579969.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Enoch, author
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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