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Title: Scetticismo humeano e filosofia morale
Humean Scepticism and Moral Philosophy
Authors: Baccarini, Elvio
Keywords: Hume, Davidmoral skepticism
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Elvio Baccarini, "Scetticismo humeano e filosofia morale", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, I (1999) 1
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
I (1999) 1
James Allan’s book A Sceptical Theory of Morality and Law (New York, Peter Lang, 1998) is an interesting and first–rate attempt of using a humean theory as a model for a contemporary sceptical view in ethics and philosophy of law. In presenting Hume’s theory, Allan explicitly declares that he is not interested in an exegeses of Hume’s theory, but he intends to use it as a critical tool for contemporary moral discussions. Allan’s books surely represents a major contribution to contemporary moral discussions, and some of his topics deserves a further discussion, as his discussion of Thomas Nagel, his criticism to moral intuitionism, the fact of whether his naturalistic reduction leads to scepticism or to naturalistic realism.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
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