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Introduction and Overview

  • Russell Blackford
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Abstract

Morality appears to claim objective authority: it claims to be inescapably authoritative in guiding our actions, irrespective of our varying ends and attitudes, and transcending the local authority of human social institutions. On reflection, morality’s special authority appears mysterious, and we may suspect it is illusory. The Mystery of Moral Authority will scrutinize morality’s claims to objective authority over how we should live, act, and speak.

Keywords

hypothetical imperative moral scepticism morality Philippa Foot Richard Joyce Robert Merrihew Adams 

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© Russell Blackford 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell Blackford
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  1. 1.University of NewcastleAustralia

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