Morality: A Modest Proposal

What are we doing when we make moral judgements? What are they? Philosophers have laboured hard and long to answer these important questions. Making those answers remotely adequate has proved difficult, however: too often their accounts have been quite unreal, as if morality was something at a great distance from the world that we actually live in. I want to argue that this has happened because of a certain familiar but misleading way of describing the world which we must abandon if we are to give a satisfactory account of the place of morality in our lives. That familiar account … Continue reading