The Mystery of Moral Authority

  • Russell┬áBlackford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 114-119

About this book


The Mystery of Moral Authority argues for a sceptical and pragmatic view of morality as an all-too-human institution. Searching, intellectually rigorous, and always fair to rival views, it represents the state of the art in a tradition of moral philosophy that includes Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, and J.L. Mackie.


Morality Reason Moral Naturalism Moral Relativism God Moral Scepticism Metaethics ethics god moral philosophy morality naturalism philosophy Thomas Hobbes

Authors and affiliations

  • Russell┬áBlackford
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NewcastleAustralia

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