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Good books (available on Audible) on metaethics
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:28:16 PM »
There can only be one winner, that is to say one audiobook that I will actually download this month, but I will entertain any suggestions.

Looking for a good starting point for understanding the current state of metaethical debate in whatever passes for reputable philosophy these days. (Don't read too much into my cynicism.)
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Re: Good books (available on Audible) on metaethics
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 12:00:56 AM »
Jeez, I wish I could help you out, but I can hardly imagine listening to one on that topic. Not because it isn't interesting, but because I expect I would be lost really fast.
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Re: Good books (available on Audible) on metaethics
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 10:00:51 AM »
Yeah, I don’t think I could follow such a book as audio, either.
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Re: Good books (available on Audible) on metaethics
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 11:49:13 AM »
This leads to the question: What is the current state of metaethics? I saw some poll a few years ago among professional philosophers showing that a majority of them believe in objective morality, which I can't quite wrap my head around.

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Re: Good books (available on Audible) on metaethics
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 03:23:07 PM »
I listened to a bit of this interview (link below) a while ago, I wasn't interested enough in the topic to listen to the whole thing.
It would probably give you enough info to decide if the book being discussed would interest you.

https://newbooksnetwork.com/diana-heney-towards-a-pragmatist-metaethics-routledge-2016/

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Re: Good books (available on Audible) on metaethics
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 03:29:12 AM »
I'll check that out.
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Re: Good books (available on Audible) on metaethics
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 02:23:23 PM »
This leads to the question: What is the current state of metaethics? I saw some poll a few years ago among professional philosophers showing that a majority of them believe in objective morality, which I can't quite wrap my head around.

There's a whole thread about this. It all depends on the context in which the word "objective" is used.

 

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