Analytical descriptivism revisited

Anthony Hatzimoysis

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Analytical descriptivism purports to identify the meaning of ethical sentences with that of the descriptive sentences that capture the clauses of mature folk morality. The paper questions the plausibility of analytical descriptivism by examining its implications for the semantics, epistemology and metaphysics of morals. The discussion identifies some of the reasons why the analytical descriptivist fails to deliver a reductionist account of normativity. © Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2002.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-22
Number of pages12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002


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