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On What Matters: Volume Three

Derek Parfit


This third volume of this series develops further previous treatment of reasons, normativity, the meaning of moral discourse, and the status of morality. It engages with critics, and shows the way to resolution of their differences. This volume is partly about what it is for things to matter, in the sense that we all have reasons to care about these things. Much of the book discusses three of the main kinds of meta-ethical theory: normative naturalism, quasi-realist expressivism, and non-metaphysical non-naturalism, which this book refers to as non-realist cognitivism. This third theory claims ... More

Keywords: reasons, normativity, moral discourse, meta-ethical theory, normative naturalism, quasi-realist expressivism, non-metaphysical non-naturalism, non-realist cognitivism, Peter Singer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198778608
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198778608.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Parfit, author
All Souls, University of Oxford