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  • adj. Pertaining to emotivism


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  • As an emotivist, I don't think there is much to the idea of "evil" and I think we should only think differently of a person that kills someone than a rock that falls on someone to the extent that it is useful to do so.

    Neuroscience: Don't Be Intimidated, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Whether this is sufficient to count such theories as emotivist or non-cognitivist is open to dispute, but many proponents of such views do call themselves non-cognitivists and emotivists.

    Boys in White Suits

  • Sincere utterance requires motivation, that's part and parcel of this sort of emotivist theory.

    Boys in White Suits

  • Morality is thus neither objective or subjective for the emotivist–it is without any meaning at all, a sort of vague ontological fiction that is merely a symbol for our emotional responses to certain events.

    quiz: the sublime philosophical crap test « raincoaster

  • Science is never concerned with whether a particular state of affairs is moral or right or good–and an emotivist feels much the same way.

    quiz: the sublime philosophical crap test « raincoaster

  • We are now in a position to understand Russell's general strategy as a polemicist for moral reform and its relation to his emotivist meta-ethic.

    Russell's Moral Philosophy

  • Thus the emotivist analysis of the moral terms is viciously circular.

    Russell's Moral Philosophy

  • This is not the criticism that sank the emotivist theories of Ayer and Stevenson.

    Russell's Moral Philosophy

  • Disgust sensitivity and meat consumption: A test of an emotivist account of moral vegetarianism.

    Born to Believe

  • In particular, it was a reflection of the logical positivists 'disdain for “moralising”, a disdain which arose naturally from the emotivist conviction of philosophers such as A. that to utter one's first-order moral beliefs was to say nothing capable of truth or falsehood, but simply to express one's attitudes, and hence not a properly philosophical activity at all.

    Bernard Williams


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