Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview includes work being done at the intersections of ethical theory with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. The essays included in the series provide an excellent basis for
understanding recent developments in the field; those who would like to acquaint themselves with the current state of play in metaethics would do well to start here.
Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Moral Realism: A Defence (OUP 2003), which received an honourable mention for the 2005 APA Book Prize, and Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? (OUP 2004).
List of Contributors ; Introduction ; 1. Cognitivism about Moral Judgement ; 2. Acting for the Right Reasons, Abilities, and Obligation ; 3. The Irrelevance of Moral Uncertainty ; 4. Justification and Explanation in Mathematics and Morality ; 5. Deliberative Indispensability and Epistemic Justification ; 6. Rationality and Moral Authority ; 7. Disagreement, Correctness, and the Evidence for Metaethical Absolutism ; 8. Grounding the Autonomy of Ethics ; 9. Irreducibly Normative Properties ; 10. How to Be a Moral Platonist ; 11. Explaining the Quasi-Real