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The Myth of Morality - (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy) by Richard Joyce (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 264

Genre: Philosophy

Sub-Genre: Ethics & Moral Philosophy

Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Richard Joyce

Language: English

TCIN: 77734806
UPC: 9780521036252
Item Number (DPCI): 247-61-3146

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'This book is an impressive and stimulating treatment of central issues in metaethics. It is extremely well-written, combining clarity and precision with an individual style that is engaging and very often witty. It presents a general commentary on the contemporary metaethical debate, on the way to defending a position in that debate--moral fictionalism - that is distinctive and worthy of reaching a wider audience. The book is full of arguments, presenting a wealth of stimulating ideas, objections, and suggestions on all the topics addressed. ... A significant virtue of the book is Joyce's success at clarifying the menu of fundamental options in the metaethical discussion. He does an excellent job throughout of defining the issues under dispute, stating precisely the differences between the available positions, and locating the most significant considerations for and against those positions. The book could easily serve as a clear introduction to the main issues in the contemporary metaethical debate for those who are new to the subject. ... Joyce's presentation of this position is characteristically clear and sophisticated, and it is good to have his engaging defence of this neglected option in metaethical discussion.' R. Jay Wallace, UC Berkeley
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