One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ethical theory that regards ethical and value judgments as expressions of feeling or attitude and prescriptions of action, rather than assertions or reports of anything.
- ‘The downside of the Catholic approach is that it can tend to dismiss all appeals to living discipleship as emotivism.’
- ‘Thompson was no fan of Orwell, perhaps in part because he saw in him an image of his own romantic emotivism and self-conscious idiosyncratic bluffness.’
- ‘The logical positivists who dealt with ethics put forward a view called emotivism.’
- ‘Analytic ethics has been very fairly impoverished given the postivist legacy of emotivism, the formalism of Kantian ethics and the technicalism of utilitarianism.’
- ‘If so, simple emotivism of the sort described is refuted because the sincerity conditions for making the judgement require the motivation not present in the amoralist.’
- ‘In such logical analysis ethics could be dismissed as a species of emotivism.’
- ‘There's little indication of the available range of ethical theories, from crude emotivism to Platonic realism, from McDowellian objectivism to virtue theory.’
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