Princeton University Library Catalog

ERROR THEORY & THE ORIGINS OF MORALITY

Author/​Artist:
Pate, Conner [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Rosen, Gideon [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
66 pages
Restrictions note:
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note:
This thesis gives a biological/cultural account of the origins of moral discourse and behavior, showing how we can explain these concepts empirically without supposing the existence of objective moral values. It claims, in light of this account of morality, that moral statements are false insofar as they intend to reference objective moral facts.