These documents provide up-to-date archives of the on-line discussions of our opening meta-ethics topics. You may follow the links below to specific topics of interest. Discussants who wish to respond to the postings archived here may do so either by moving to the Forum proper (and using the Motet interface) - or by replying to the e-mail and/or fax addresses provided at the end of each topic archive.
As of October 22, 1996, our discussants have developed the following topics in the Meta-ethics Forum:
Meta-Ethics.1 "Objective Pluralism" (Fred D'Agostino's critiques of conversational ethics and his proposed alternatives, with responses)
Meta-Ethics.2 "A quasi-Aristotelian Approach" (Ross Poole's alternative to conversation ethics, with responses)
Meta-Ethics.5 "'Public reason' and abortion" (Charles Ess points to religious perspectives on abortion as a test case which may favor Habermas over Rawls regarding their conceptions of public reason; Robert Cavalier defends Rawls)
Meta-ethics.6 "Meta-theoretical issues in Habermas's discourse ethics" (Antje Gimmler's critical questions, from the close of her longer background overview of Habermas)
Meta-ethics.7 "Burke's Parlor" (Robert Cavalier's reflections on bringing this discussion forum to a close, with reply from Fred D'Agostino)
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