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Moral Knowledge

Sarah McGrath

Abstract

This book is an exploration of moral knowledge: its possibility, its sources, and its characteristic vulnerabilities. It addresses such questions as: what are the strengths and weaknesses of the method of reflective equilibrium as an account of how we should make up our minds about moral questions? What would count as evidence for or against a fundamental moral conviction? Are observation and testimony potential sources of moral knowledge? What, if anything, would be wrong with simply outsourcing your views about moral questions to a moral expert? How fragile is our knowledge of morality, comp ... More

Keywords: moral epistemology, moral knowledge, moral expertise, moral testimony, moral observation, debunking arguments, reflective equilibrium

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805410
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805410.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah McGrath, author
Princeton University