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Anything but quiet: essays on the metaphysics of normativity

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This thesis concerns the meta-metaphysics of morality and of normativity more generally. Normative metaphysics often proceeds without much engagement with meta-metaphysics. My first aim is to rectify this neglect and encourage its broader correction. I do this by offering a sympathetic yet critical discussion of the so-called ‘quietist’ or ‘relaxed’ normative realism of Derek Parfit, John Skorupski, and Tim Scanlon. This discussion illustrates how attention to meta-metaphysics can demysti...

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Philosophy Faculty
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000267
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Full Oxford AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship
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The Aristotelian Society
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Aristotelian Society Bursary
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St Anne's College, Oxford
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Graduate Development Scholarship in Philosophy
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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