Allan Gibbard

  • allan gibbard
    born1942
    eracontemporary philosophy
    regionwestern philosophy
    schoolanalytic philosophy
    institutionsuniversity of michigan
    main interests
    moral philosophy, decision theory
    notable ideas
    norm-expressivism

    allan gibbard (born 1942) is the richard b. brandt distinguished university professor of philosophy emeritus at the university of michigan, ann arbor.[1] gibbard has made major contributions to contemporary ethical theory, in particular metaethics, where he has developed a contemporary version of non-cognitivism. he has also published articles in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and social choice theory.[2]

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Allan Gibbard
Born1942
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Schoolanalytic philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Main interests
Moral philosophy, decision theory
Notable ideas
Norm-expressivism

Allan Gibbard (born 1942) is the Richard B. Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.[1] Gibbard has made major contributions to contemporary ethical theory, in particular metaethics, where he has developed a contemporary version of non-cognitivism. He has also published articles in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and social choice theory.[2]