The Meaning of 'Ought'
Beyond Descriptivism and Expressivism in Metaethics
Reviews and Awards
"Matthew Chrisman has developed an innovative, sophisticated, and plausible set of views about the meaning of 'ought.' This book is a major contribution in metaethics ... The book is deep and contains many extraordinarily valuable resources. It ought to receive wide attention from metaethicists and other philosophers interested in normativity." - David Killoren, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Online
"This is a remarkably bold and interesting book. Chrisman challenges nothing less than the entire conceptual framework within which most previous metaethics (and indeed, much other contemporary philosophy) has been done, and advances a very ambitious rethinking of the theoretical space. It's not only ambitious, but also extremely imaginative and smart, and Chrisman's scholarship is at a rare level, as he has assimilated a literature that is unusually broad both in terms of field and historical scope." - Stephen Finlay, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California
"Chrisman's book is a sophisticated and illuminating work" - Giulia Pravato, Philosophical Quarterly