The title reflects a focus on metaethical issues in Rand's own thought, and (potentially) in engagement with contemporary metaethics
The synopsis and synthesis of daily moral judgments into an ethical theory is the area of normative ethics and metaethics
dispute (or many others) in the metaethics
of normative predicates one
The role of metaethics
and the future of computer ethics.
the systematic endeavor to understand moral concepts and justify moral principles and theories (30) and is part of what philosophers call metaethics
1985) and Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics
of Radical Feminism (Boston:
In the world of metaethics
, Railton's reductionistic naturalism is no doubt a highly cogent and reasonable form of naturalism, and perhaps one of the best currently available.
The Kantian conception solves certain intractable problems in decision theory by integrating it into classical predicate logic, and provides answers to longstanding controversies in metaethics
concering moral motivation, rational final ends, and moral justification that the Humean conception engenders.
12) If this route is supportable--and I am not about to explore it now--then I think there is a real possibility that the sort of work Murphy and Hampton set out to do in their great book may simultaneously constitute moral philosophy and metaethics
for the relevant topics.
The law operates in the realm of normative ethics, not metaethics
investigates where ethical principles have their source[s] and how they are explained.
Some leading works in metaethics
pay little, if any, attention to the social sciences.