Enoch’s “Taking-Morality-Seriously Thought” Unpacked and at Work in the Argument from Impartiality

Topoi 37 (4):591-602 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


After a brief outline of Enoch’s defense of robust realism in his Taking Morality Seriously, I focus on Enoch’s taking-morality-seriously thought by making explicit the assumptions I see involved in it. Enoch’s argument from impartiality is then reconstructed to show how these assumptions are at work. Next, I explain the reasons why Enoch does not succeed in converting these assumptions into a positive argument for the thesis implied by robust realism that there is a moral objectivity. Finally, I conclude that the critical analysis provided casts a shadow on the reliability of the taking-morality-seriously thought as a basis of a theoretical inquiry into the nature of morality.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,698

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles


Added to PP

75 (#218,607)

6 months
20 (#172,584)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Giuliana Mancuso
Università degli Studi di Milano

Citations of this work

Add more citations