|Moral Beliefs and Moral Theory|
2002, 308 S, Gb, (Springer)
This book defends moral cognitivism with a new approach. The author maintains that the truth of moral judgments is determined in fundamentally the same way as is the truth of non-moral judgments, i.e. by appeal to truth conditions which are incorporated in beliefs held in common by a wide variety of societieS She argues that if a moral theory can be developed which can account for widely held, well-established moral beliefs, this would provide a set of truth conditions for moral judgmentS A theory designed to do this - and through which major moral disagreements can be resolved - is presented here, together with discussions of many actual and possible objectionS The book is intended for professional philosophers and advanced students of philosophy.