Diamond on realism in moral philosophy

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This chapter concerns Cora Diamond’s question at the end of her essay “Realism and the Realistic Spirit” about what realism, or as she puts it “the realistic sprit,” might involve in moral philosophy. To quote her, “What about realism in moral philosophy? Might one say: ‘Not utilitarianism but still realism in moral philosophy, that is the hardest thing’" (Diamond 1995, 70).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMorality in a Realistic Spirit
Subtitle of host publicationEssays for Cora Diamond
EditorsAndrew Gleeson, Craig Taylor
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781351064293
ISBN (Print)9781138479968
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory


  • moral thought
  • Cora Diamond
  • Realism
  • philosophy

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