Morality, Normativity, and Society

by David Copp

Oxford University Press | March 15, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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Moral claims not only assume to be true, but they also guide our choices. This fascinating book presents a new theory of normative judgment, the "standard-based theory," which offers a schematic account of the truth conditions of normative propositions of all kinds, including moral propositions and propositions about reasons. Here, David Copp argues that because any society needs a social moral code in order to enable its members to live together successfully, and because it would be rational for a society to choose such a system, certain moral codes--and the standards they include--are justified. In this work, Copp raises a number of important issues in moral theory, as well as in metaphysics and the philosophy of language.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 280 pages, 5.91 × 9.02 × 0.79 in

Published: March 15, 2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195144015

ISBN - 13: 9780195144017

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Morality, Normativity, and Society

by David Copp

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 280 pages, 5.91 × 9.02 × 0.79 in

Published: March 15, 2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195144015

ISBN - 13: 9780195144017

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Moral claims not only assume to be true, but they also guide our choices. This fascinating book presents a new theory of normative judgment, the "standard-based theory," which offers a schematic account of the truth conditions of normative propositions of all kinds, including moral propositions and propositions about reasons. Here, David Copp argues that because any society needs a social moral code in order to enable its members to live together successfully, and because it would be rational for a society to choose such a system, certain moral codes--and the standards they include--are justified. In this work, Copp raises a number of important issues in moral theory, as well as in metaphysics and the philosophy of language.

About the Author

David Copp is at Bowling Green State University.

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"...clear, ambitious, fair-minded,...All of it deserves careful study."--Ethics
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