Moral Realism

Geoffrey Sayre-Mccord

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Taken at face value, the claim that Nigel has a moral obligation to keep his promise, like the claim that Nyx is a black cat, purports to report a fact and is true if things are as the claim purports. Moral realists are those who think that, in these respects, things should be taken at face value—moral claims do purport to report facts and are true if they get the facts right. Moreover, they hold, at least some moral claims actually are true. That much is the common (and more or less defining) ground of moral realism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
EditorsEdward Zalta
PublisherStanford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2005

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