Originally published in 2003, this book examines moral relativism and the author discusses the main arguments for Appraiser Relativism and Agent Relativism. The final chapter of the book discusses the implication of some recent developments in metaethics and develops a theory of reasons for action based on the way in which an action can be good as an alternative to the desire-based, agent-centred account critiqued in the earlier chapters.
Table of Contents
1. Appraiser Relativism and the Reliability of our Linguistic Intuitions 2. Agent Relativism and Reasons for Action 3. Reasons for Action and the Ways of Being Good
Robert Streiffer is Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison