Morality, Normativity, and Society

Paperback | March 15, 2001

byDavid Copp

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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 moralpropositions 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 theyinclude--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.

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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 moralpropositions and propositions about reasons. Here, Davi...

David Copp is at Bowling Green State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 5.91 × 9.02 × 0.79 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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