The Normative Web is an important book, if for no other reason than it does something that is unfortunately all too rare in contemporary metaethics: it presents a very promising argument in favour of moral realism. The core argument is easy to state: (i) if moral facts do not exist, then epistemic facts do not exist; (ii) epistemic facts exist; (iii) so, moral facts exist; (iv) if moral facts exist, then moral realism is true; and (v) so, moral realism is true (p. 6). Terence Cuneo takes advantage of the simplicity of this argument when it comes to providing an elegant structure for his book, as he carefully defends each premiss of the argument against a wide range of possible objections. The simplicity of the core argument belies a degree of complexity and sophistication in the finer details of the author’s arguments that only appear as...

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