Richard Joyce (philosopher)

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Richard Joyce (born 1966) is a British-New Zealand moral philosopher, known for his contributions to the field of meta-ethics. Joyce is a prominent moral anti-realist[1] / moral skeptic[2] and is known in particular for his defence of both moral fictionalism[3] and moral error theory.[4]

He received a PhD from Princeton University in 1998, and lectured at the University of Sheffield until 2001, before taking up a research fellowship at the Australian National University in Canberra. In 2006 he took up an international senior research fellowship at the University of Sydney, and in 2010 he accepted a professorship at Victoria University of Wellington.[5]

His major works include The Myth of Morality (2001)[6] and The Evolution of Morality (2006).[7]


  1. ^ "Moral Anti-Realism". 
  2. ^ "Moral Skepticism". 
  3. ^ "Fictionalism". 
  4. ^ "Supplement to Moral Anti-Realism". 
  5. ^ "Brief Biography". 
  6. ^ "The Myth of Morality". 
  7. ^ "The Evolution of Morality".