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Moral realism and justification

Tapio Puolimatka

Moral realism and justification

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Published by Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Distributor, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gewirth, Alan.,
  • Moral realism.,
  • Justification (Theory of knowledge)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index.

    StatementTapio Puolimatka.
    SeriesAnnales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae., 51
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1012 .P85 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination208 p. ;
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1643063M
    ISBN 109514106016
    LC Control Number91197866


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Russ Shafer-Landau argues that there are moral principles that are true independently of what anyone, anywhere, happens to think of them. His central thesis, as well as the many novel supporting arguments used to defend it.

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