This is an index for my posts on Sharon Street's various articles on metaethical constructivism. According to Street's version of constructivism, moral judgments are correct if they withstand scrutiny from the practical standpoint. The practical standpoint is the one we all occupy and consists in taking things to be valuable.
Street argues that constructivism can be developed into a complete and satisfying answer to the major metaethical questions. In particular:
- It shows how moral judgments fit within a naturalistic picture of the world.
- It allows for a robust form of moral truth.
- It offers a plausible moral epistemology (i.e. the method of "withstanding scrutiny").
- It answers at least some questions about moral semantics (although it considers these to be of lesser importance).
I have covered two of Street's articles so far. I may cover more in the future.
1. What is Constructivism in Metaethics?
2. Constructivism about Reasons