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  • n. The view that ethical sentences express propositions and are therefore capable of being true or false.
  • n. The view that a work of art is valuable if it contributes to knowledge.
  • n. The view that mental function can be understood as the internal manipulation of symbols according to a set of rules.


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cognitive +‎ -ism


  • These are are all well-researched areas as well. said to possess qualities such as self - Cognitive psychology is associated with a awareness, sentience, sapience, and the school of thought known as cognitivism, ability to perceive the relationship between whose adherents argue for an information oneself and one's environment.

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  • There is a problem with the conventional categories (such as cognitivism, instructionism / behaviourism, constructivism, connectionist / connectivism, neuroscience) because some (many?) learning theorists bridge more than one category

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  • George provided a basic understanding of various theories of knowledge & learning e.g., behaviorism, cognitivism, social constructivism, constructionism, neuroscience as he led us toward a theory of connectivism.

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  • And those complaints eventually became the strongest argument for non-cognitivism in meta-ethics.

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  • A more modest ˜cognitivism™ would hold that intention entails belief, that practical reasoning does not reduce to theoretical, but that some requirements that govern intention are best understood as requirements of theoretical reason.


  • Thus some non-cognitivists hope to explain logical relations by using the secondary descriptive component in the meanings of moral terms postulated by some versions of non-cognitivism.

    Boys in White Suits

  • Deflationism about truth or truth-aptness can be used to argue that there is no room for non-cognitivism of the sort that succeeds in vindicating much of moral practice.

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  • Or, as with the more sophisticated versions of non-cognitivism, one can allow them to predicate natural properties and argue that the appearance that they do something other than this is due to the additional expressive component in their meaning.

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  • Depending on which version a theorist defends, different versions of non-cognitivism can explain the necessity of the connection, although not all versions can be easily explained using non-cognitivist resources.

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  • Non-cognitivism is a variety of irrealism about ethics with a number of influential variants.

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