Why formal objections to the error theory are sound

Analysis 82 (4):608-616 (2022)
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Abstract

Recent debate about the error theory has taken a ‘formal turn’. On the one hand, there are those who argue that the error theory should be rejected because of its difficulties in providing a convincing formal account of the logic and semantics of moral claims. On the other hand, there are those who claim that such formal objections fail, maintaining that arguments against the error theory must be of a substantive rather than a formal kind. In this paper, we argue that formal objections to the error theory cannot be eschewed but must be met head-on.

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Christine Tiefensee
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Gregory Wheeler
Frankfurt School Of Finance And Management

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