Ethical Intuitionism

HUEMER, Michael

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Dustjacket blurb "This book defends a form of ethical intuitionism, according to which (i) there are objective moral truths; (ii) we know some of these truths through a kind of immediate, intellectual awareness, or 'intuition'; and (iii) our knowledge of moral truths gives us reason for action independent of our desires. The author confronts the major objections to this theory, arguing that contrary to what has coften been assumed, the theory doe snot have the resources to explain moral disagreements and to offer a reasonable approach to resolving some of them. The major alternative theories, including sujectivism, nihilism, and reductionism, are shown to face decisive objections." Aughot Huemer, at the time of publication was an Associate Professor of Philiosophy at hte University of Colorado and is well published with over 20 peer reviewed articles and another book on the philosophy of Skepticism.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 2005
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: 9781403989680


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Very good
  • Details:
    xxv, 309 p. 23 cm grey cloth hardcover binding with silver lettering on spine. Includes original graphic dustjacket. Minor wear from typical shelving and storage with scuff on rear endpaper and a little residue on rear of jacket from a price sticker previously removed. Pages clean. Text unmarked.