Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 October 2015

280 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199363001

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The Meaning of 'Ought'

Beyond Descriptivism and Expressivism in Metaethics

Matthew Chrisman

Oxford Moral Theory

  • Extends metaethical discussion about the meaning of ethical sentences to more general metanormative discussion of the meaning of normative sentences
  • Proposes locating interesting metaethical/metanormative debate about meaning not in compositional semantics but in metasemantics
  • Extensive use of cutting-edge philosophy of language in developing a new metaethical viewpoint