Methods, Goals, and Data in Moral Theorizing

Authored by: John Bengson , Terence Cuneo , Russ Shafer-Landau

The Routledge Handbook of Moral Epistemology

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138816121
eBook ISBN: 9781315719696
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315719696-24

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Abstract

Philosophical methods play a crucial role in philosophical inquiry. When it comes to questions about the nature, status, and content of morality—the special purview of moral philosophy—we look to philosophical methods to help guide the construction of normative and metaethical theories, and to provide the basis for evaluating their individual and comparative merits. One of the tasks of moral epistemology is to determine how this is to be done well.

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