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A new argument for moral error theory

Cowie, Christopher (2022) 'A new argument for moral error theory.', Noûs, 56 (2). pp. 276-294.


Traditional arguments for moral error theory are based on identifying a problem with the metaphysics of moral properties. I provide a new argument that is based on the inconsistency of first‐order moral judgments. I illustrate this using impossibility results in population axiology.

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Publisher statement:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cowie, Christopher (2022). A new argument for moral error theory. Noûs 56(2): 276-294, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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Date deposited:21 October 2020
Date of first online publication:20 October 2020
Date first made open access:20 October 2022

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