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Moral Error Theory

Hallvard Lillehammer
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
New Series, Vol. 104 (2004), pp. 95-111
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Aristotelian Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4545407
Page Count: 17
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Abstract

The paper explores the consequences of adopting a moral error theory targeted at the notion of reasonable convergence. I examine the prospects of two ways of combining acceptance of such a theory with continued acceptance of moral judgements in some form. On the first model, moral judgements are accepted as a pragmatically intelligible fiction. On the second model, moral judgements are made relative to a framework of assumptions with no claim to reasonable convergence on their behalf. I argue that the latter model shows greater promise for an error theorist whose commitment to moral thought is initially serious.

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