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Beliefs, Desires and Moral Realism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 February 2006

Daniel Goldstick
University of Toronto


An argument against the claim that moral realism cannot be sustained because moral beliefs, being affective-conative states, cannot themselves be true or false. In fact moral claims can fail both in terms of a failure of the standard it expresses to be realised by a given agent and also in terms of whatever it commends to be good or bad, right or wrong, in actual fact.

Brief Report
The Royal Institute of Philosophy 2006

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