“Meinong based values on feelings and not on desires, and he critically contrasted his kind of emotivism to Ehrenfels™ voluntarism, a more conative, desire-based theory of values.”
“Moving on, I would not characterize my position as "emotivism" but rather as "relativism," the recognition that viewpoint is critical in moral and ethical judgements and even in the formulation of the self.”
“Part of the blame for the mindless "emotivism," as MacIntyre calls it, can be attributed to the more extreme elements in the pro-life movement, who have stifled reasoned argument with their cries of "Murder!”
“Non-cognitivist theories (Hare's prescriptivism, Ayer's emotivism, more recently Allan Gibbard's expressivism), which variously deny that moral statements can be true or false, render moral judgment so subjective and capricious that, strictly speaking, it might just as well extend to "the wrongness of running round trees right-handed or looking at hedgehogs in the light of the moon".”
“The tightest connection which requires motivation in anyone who accepts the judgment that some action is right is rather well explained by a very simple version of emotivism on which a judgment that some action is right conventionally expresses one's approval of that action.”
“The varieties of emotivism which postulate both descriptive meaning and emotive meaning have sometimes aroused such suspicions.”
“If so, simple emotivism of the sort described is refuted because the sincerity conditions for making the judgment require the motivation not present in the amoralist.”
“MacIntyre has much to say about emotivism and the contemporary impasse in the discussion of moral issues.”
“Another a priori objection to DMR was suggested by Philippa Foot (1978a and 1978b) in a response to emotivism.”
“To a degree, Hook's focus on foundational moral issues shifted by the late 1930s from the investigation of the compatibility of Deweyan pragmatism with Marxism toward the defense of Deweyan ethical naturalism against the tide of opposition from moral absolutism and from moral emotivism.”
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