J. L. Mackie

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Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 12, 1981 (64)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 12, 1981 (64)

About

Major modern philosopher who defended moral skepticism and expanded metaphysics.

Before Fame

He studied at Oriel College and served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers during World War II.

Trivia

His best-known tome was Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong in which he stated "There are no objective values." It was one of six books he published.

Family Life

He was the son of Annie Burnett Duncan and Alexander Mackie.

Associated With

He believed that the ideas in the book titled The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins could be applied to moral philosophy.