Flanagan on Quinean Ethics

@article{Gibson1988FlanaganOQ,
  title={Flanagan on Quinean Ethics},
  author={Roger F. jr. Gibson},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1988},
  volume={98},
  pages={534 - 540}
}
  • R. Gibson
  • Published 1 April 1988
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
In 1978, Quine published his first and (so far) only essay devoted entirely to the topic of morality, namely, "On the Nature of Moral Values."' What other scanty remarks he has made on the topic are to be found in The Roots of Reference, The Web of Belief, "What I Believe," "Reply to Morton White," and a few lines scattered here and there in various and sundry essays.2 To my knowledge, there have been but two published responses to "On the Nature of Moral Values." The first to appear was Owen J… 

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