PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE DEBATE; PART TWO: A POSITIVE VIEW
Simon Kirchin is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Kent, and is currently Dean of its Faculty of Humanities. He works mainly in ethics and metaethics and is a past President of the British Society for Ethical Theory. He is the author of Metaethics (Palgrave-Macmillan 2012) and has edited the following volumes: Thick Concepts (Oxford: OUP, 2013), A World without Values (with Richard Joyce; Springer 2010), and Arguing about Metaethics (with Andrew Fisher; Routledge, 2006). He is currently editing a volume of papers on Derek Parfit's On What Matters for Routledge.