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  • noun philosophy The metaethical view that ethical sentences do not express propositions and thus cannot be true or false.


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non- +‎ cognitivism


  • Another influential kind of noncognitivism called “prescriptivism” claims that this sentence is really a veiled command whose true meaning should be captured using the imperative mood: “Don't steal!”

    Moral Anti-Realism

  • This won't be a problem for noncognitivism if the apparatus is only playing the role of a model to map independently determined logical relations.

    Boys in White Suits

  • A short discussion of a different collapse argument employed against noncognitivism by Jackson and Pettit which has generated quite a bit of literature can be found in the following supplementary document.

    Boys in White Suits

  • The ethical position advocated by Judge Wilhelm in “Equilibrium Between the Aesthetic and the Ethical in the Composition of Personality” (Either-Or II) is a peculiar mix of cognitivism and noncognitivism.

    Søren Kierkegaard

  • But, according to noncognitivism, coming to accept that hitting Sam is wrong is just a change of non-cognitive attitude, and it can seem wrong to think that a change in such attitudes can rationalize a change in belief.

    Boys in White Suits

  • There is no place to consider this claim here, but note that it would be surprising if relational uses of “good” like these were in fact a deep or special problem for noncognitivism; Hare's account in The Language of Morals was specifically about attributive uses of “good”, and it is not clear why relational noncognitive attitudes should be harder to make sense of than relational beliefs.

    Value Theory

  • The Ethical Werewolf: Rules, imperatives, and noncognitivism

    Rules, imperatives, and noncognitivism

  • Judgment forms of internalism play an important role in traditional arguments for noncognitivist metaethical theories (see the entry on moral cognitivism vs. noncognitivism) but are a quite different issue from that discussed here.

    Reasons for Action: Internal vs. External

  • On the latter disambiguation, noncognitivism is the pragmatic view that moral judgments are a type of speech act that is neither true nor false, which is equivalent (most assume) to the denial that moral judgments are assertions (i.e., the denial that moral judgments express belief states).

    Moral Anti-Realism

  • If moral judgments are considered to be mental states, then noncognitivism is the view that they are a type of mental state that is neither true nor false, which is equivalent (most assume) to the denial that moral judgments are beliefs.

    Moral Anti-Realism


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