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The Conception of Value

The Conception of Value

Paul Grice and Judith Baker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243877
eISBN:
9780191697302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243877.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The works of Paul Grice collected in this volume present his metaphysical defence of value, and represent a modern attempt to provide a metaphysical foundation for value. Value judgements are viewed ... More

Confusion of TonguesA Theory of Normative Language

Confusion of Tongues: A Theory of Normative Language

Stephen Finlay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199347490
eISBN:
9780199347513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347490.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Can normative words like ‘good’, ‘ought’, and ‘reason’ be defined in entirely non-normative terms? This book argues that they can, advancing an end-relational theory of the meaning of this language ... More

Killing in War

Killing in War

Jeff McMahan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199548668
eISBN:
9780191721045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548668.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action, yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more ... More

Lying, Misleading, and What is SaidAn Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics

Lying, Misleading, and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics

Jennifer Mather Saul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199603688
eISBN:
9780191745454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603688.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Many people (both philosophers and not) find it very natural to think that deceiving someone in a way that avoids lying — by merely misleading — is morally preferable to simply lying. Others think ... More

Meaning and Normativity

Meaning and Normativity

Allan Gibbard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646074
eISBN:
9780191741968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646074.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

The concepts of meaning and mental content resist naturalistic analysis and this, Kripke’s Wittgenstein suggests, is because these concepts are normative. The book draws, motivates, and sketches an ... More

The Meaning of 'Ought'Beyond Descriptivism and Expressivism in Metaethics

The Meaning of 'Ought': Beyond Descriptivism and Expressivism in Metaethics

Matthew Chrisman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199363001
eISBN:
9780199363025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363001.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The word ‘ought’ is one of the core normative terms, but it is also a modal word. This book develops a careful account of the semantics of ‘ought’ as a modal operator and uses this to motivate a ... More

Metaphor and Moral Experience

Metaphor and Moral Experience

A. E. Denham

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

This book examines the parallels between moral and metaphorical discourse, and the ways in which our engagement with literary art, and metaphorical discourse in particular, informs our moral beliefs. ... More

Moral Fictionalism

Moral Fictionalism

Mark Eli Kalderon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199275977
eISBN:
9780191706066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275977.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Moral realists maintain that morality has a distinctive subject matter. Specifically, realists maintain that moral discourse is representational, that moral sentences express moral propositions — ... More

Speech and MoralityOn the Metaethical Implications of Speaking

Speech and Morality: On the Metaethical Implications of Speaking

Terence Cuneo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712725
eISBN:
9780191781063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712725.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Speech and Morality: On the Metaethical Implications of Speaking develops a new line of argument for moral realism. The book’s argument comes in three stages. The first stage of the argument consists ... More

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