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 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 doctorate of philosophy 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]