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4.0 out of 5 stars Well structured and well written guide to modern metaethics, 22 Jan 2013
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This is a very well structured guide to contemporary metaethics. Arguments both for and against the positions taken by some key actors in metaethical debates are clearly layed out, well explained, and well analysed.

If you are considering buying this book then make sure it is the right one for you. It is not a complete guide to metaethics, but focuses on contemporary issues around cognitivism and non-cognitivism. Also the word "introductory" is always a relative phrase and should generate the question - introductory for whom? I guess a book about metaethics is aimed at the specialist reader and this certainly is not aimed at the beginner. There is a very short and useful introduction which positions the main metaethical theories, but after that it gets into tight argument quickly. If you are reasonably used to philosophical debate and have a grounding in ethics and metaethics this could prove a very worthwhile guide. If you do not, it probably won't. (If you are looking for a gentle introduction to or explanation of metaethics - try elsewhere!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and easy to understand., 29 April 2011
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Really brilliant introduction to contemporary debates. I bought this when taking a module in meta ethics and it was far better than any of the set course books that we had to read. In fact I could have got by using this book alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clearest guide into Metaethics, 24 Nov 2012
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Was recommended this book by my ethics tutor in my second year of a philosophy degree. He had used it for his degree when he was studying. It really helped me get to grips with the basics and just clarify things.
Really well laid out and definitely helped me get the grade I did.
Very useful for any ethics course or just as a very clear introduction
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