Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics: Debunking and Dispensability

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How far should our realism extend? For many years philosophers of mathematics and philosophers of ethics have worked independently to address the question of how best to understand the entities apparently referred to by mathematical and ethical talk. But the similarities between their endeavours are not often emphasised. This book provides that emphasis. In particular, it focuses on two types of argumentative strategies that have been deployed in both areas. The first-debunking arguments-aims to put pressure on realism by ...

Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics: Debunking and Dispensability 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198778592

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