author={Moral Objectivity and Nicholas Rescher},
  journal={Social Philosophy and Policy},
  pages={393 - 409}
The aim of this essay is to set out an argument for moral objectivity. A brief sketch of the considerations at issue should help make it possible to keep sight of the forest amid the profusion of trees. 
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