Free thinking for expressivists
Sinclair, Neil (2008) Free thinking for expressivists. Philosophical Papers, 37 (2). pp. 263-287. ISSN 0556-8641
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rppa20/37/2
This paper replies to Zangwill’s argument that quasi-realists cannot accommodate the conceptual status of claims of moral mind-independence embedded in ordinary moral thought. I argue that this conceptual status is compatible with an ‘internal reading’ of such claims once one recognises the essential co-ordinating role of moral judgement. I also argue that an ‘external reading’ is available for an ‘essentialist’ type of mind-independence claim recently identified by Jenkins.
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