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dc.contributor.authorKnobe, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorKhoo, Justin Donald
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-17T17:09:54Z
dc.date.available2018-05-17T17:09:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.issn0029-4624
dc.identifier.issn1468-0068
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/115427
dc.description.abstractWhen speakers utter conflicting moral sentences (“X is wrong”/“X is not wrong”), it seems clear that they disagree. It has often been suggested that the fact that the speakers disagree gives us evidence for a claim about the semantics of the sentences they are uttering. Specifically, it has been suggested that the existence of the disagreement gives us reason to infer that there must be an incompatibility between the contents of these sentences (i.e., that it has to be the case that at least one of them is incorrect). This inference then plays a key role in a now‐standard argument against certain theories in moral semantics. In this paper, we introduce new evidence that bears on this debate. We show that there are moral conflict cases in which people are inclined to say both (a) that the two speakers disagree and (b) that it is not the case at least one of them must be saying something incorrect. We then explore how we might understand such disagreements. As a proof of concept, we sketch an account of the concept of disagreement and an independently motivated theory of moral semantics which, together, explain the possibility of such cases.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12151en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceProf. Khoo via Mark Szarkoen_US
dc.titleMoral Disagreement and Moral Semanticsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationKhoo, Justin and Joshua Knobe. “Moral Disagreement and Moral Semantics.” Noûs 52, 1 (June 2016): 109–143 © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Incen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.approverKhoo, Justinen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorKhoo, Justin Donald
dc.relation.journalNoûsen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsKhoo, Justin; Knobe, Joshuaen_US
dspace.embargo.termsNen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7066-2462
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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