Authored by: Melissa Barry

The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138812208
eBook ISBN: 9781315213217
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In a well-known discussion of constructivism in ethics, Darwall, Gibbard, and Railton characterize the view as a form of proceduralism:

… the constructivist is a hypothetical proceduralist. He endorses some hypothetical procedure as determining which principles constitute valid standards of morality … A proceduralist … maintains there are no moral facts independent of the finding that a certain hypothetical procedure would have such and such an upshot.

(1992: 140)

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