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Happy to share with you I, Sayanti Talukdar have been awarded Ph.D in Philosophy (convocation in May).
My topic is "John Leslie Mackie And His Moral Scepticism ".
"Scepticism" in general is the view that we can have little or no moral knowledge and this is primarily because we cannot get the evidence necessary to justify any moral judgements.
John Leslie Mackie opined that "there are no objective values" due to varying cultural codes with the change of times and basically because people participate in " different ways of living".
Mackie tried to justify moral judgements as being "relative"and another name that he found for his moral relativism was "moral subjectivism" (a view that deals with one's personal beliefs, opinions, feelings, etc regarding a particular act) which he also called "Error Theory". But Subjectivism too fails to provide a solid foundation for justifying moral judgements as there may be conflicting opinions between two individuals regarding a particular act as to whether it is "right" or "wrong" and in the absence of any objective moral codes, the problem can't be resolved as this would lead to circularity.
This is the starting point of my thesis that branches off to various directions in search of an answer ; if there can be a middle path between two extreme worlds of objectivism and subjectivism.