3

On the accounts of many Doctors of Philosophy specialising in Meta-Ethics, the philosophical landscape is notoriously hard to taxonomise. What are the best comprehensive guides to Meta-Ethics. I have in mind things such as collections of key essay, " X's introduction-to" and authors potential work on the general area (rather than a specific aspect of it).

Any recommendations will be much appreciated!

5

I'd say that the general overview can be taxonomized relatively well. There's even reasonable flowcharts, like you'll find in Alex Miller's Contemporary Metaethics (see here). For general introduction, a short standard paper would be Finlay's overview. For constructivism, Street has an overview. Miller's and Fisher's introductory books are supposed to be good.

(By the way: r/ethics has changed mods. They made a huge FAQ with reading lists. Part of it is metaethics. See here)

I believe the main issue comes with theories on reasons or on motivation. Detailed accounts which try to maneuvre around problems resist getting put neatly into categories.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.