Philosophy Index

Moral Skepticism

Moral skepticism is a group of meta-ethical theories that denies the existence of objective morality — they all doubt that moral truths exist independent from opinion, while some versions of skepticism deny that they exist at all.

Some definitions of moral skepticism exclude any subjective ore relativist accounts that claim moral truths in any form, even subjective ones. By the descriptions on this site, these are nihilist accounts of ethics, but some philosophers use the terms differently.