No-Nonsense Metaethics

Years ago, I wrote an unfinished sequence of posts called “No-Nonsense Metaethics.” My last post, Pluralistic Moral Reductionism, said I would next explore “empathic metaethics,” but I never got around to writing those posts. Recently, I wrote a high-level summary of some initial thoughts on “empathic metaethics” in section 6.1.2 of a report prepared for my employer, the Open Philanthropy Project. With my employer’s permission, I’ve adapted that section for publication here, so that it can serve as the long-overdue concluding post in my sequence on metaethics.

Head­ing Toward: No-Non­sense Metaethics

What is Me­taethics?

Con­cep­tual Anal­y­sis and Mo­ral Theory

Plu­ral­is­tic Mo­ral Reductionism

Quick thoughts on em­pathic metaethics