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A Very Short Introduction

The book provides a concise exploration of ethical philosophy, discussing major moral theories and the challenges of making ethical decisions. It examines topics such as egoism, virtue, duty, and the role of reason in moral judgment, aiming to clarify how we can establish moral principles in our lives.

Key points:

1. Ethical Skepticism and Relativism: Blackburn tackles the doubts about universal moral truths raised by ethical skepticism and relativism. He defends a quasi-realism that keeps ethical talk meaningful without claiming objective morals exist.

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