Ethical Intuitionism by M. Huemer

Ethical Intuitionism

byM. Huemer

Paperback | December 14, 2007

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A defense of ethical intuitionism where (i) there are objective moral truths; (ii) we know these through an immediate, intellectual awareness, or "intuition"; and (iii) knowing them gives us reasons to act independent of our desires. The author rebuts the major objections to this theory and shows the difficulties in alternative theories of ethics.

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MICHAEL HUEMER received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1998 and is presently Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of Skepticism and the Veil of Perception as well as more than twenty articles in epistemology, ethics, and other areas of philosophy.
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Title:Ethical IntuitionismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:December 14, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573746

ISBN - 13:9780230573741

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Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction * PART I: ALTERNATIVE METAETHICAL THEORIES * Non-Cognitivism * Subjectivism * Reductionism * PART II: ETHICAL INTUITITIONISM * Moral Knowledge * Disagreement and Error * Practical Reasons * Further Objections * Conclusion * Index