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What is the difference between a moral realist and a moral anti-realist?

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This paper addresses the question of how to distinguish moral realism from moral anti-realism. An influential view, prevalent primarily due to the work of Michael Dummett, appeals to semantic features of realism such as truth, bivalence, and surface form. However, minimalist accounts enable an anti-realist to appropriate any such semantic feature. The semantic characterisation is thus unable to distinguish adequately between moral realists and moral anti-realists. This is the problem of Creep...

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University of Oxford
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Philosophy Faculty
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Hertford College
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
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Clark, W
Publication date:
2013
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BPhil
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Masters
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University of Oxford
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English
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