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  • noun One who subscribes to the philosophy of noncognitivism.


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non- +‎ cognitivist


  • The difference is that this kind of noncognitivist sees these possibilities as in terms of what moral language is used for, not as a matter of the meaning or grammar of moral language, and thus has no need to offer a translation schema into a different grammatical mood.

    Moral Anti-Realism

  • Stunney knows his history of philosophy very well, and has even cited in previous threads the relevant online material when it comes to noncognitivist accounts of morality.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • If the cognitivist/noncognitivist dichotomy does not hold up, it would seem to show either that the standard positions were not after all committed to those components, or that those commitments could not be avoided by plausible theories.

    Boys in White Suits

  • But given that the noncognitivist account of the meaning of the expressions when unembedded does not straightforwardly extend to their embedded use, it is not obvious how this constraint will be met (Geach 1960, 223).

    Boys in White Suits

  • You, as a noncognitivist about morality think that this apparent difference in the logical structure is deceptive.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • It has similarly been worried that noncognitivist theories will have problems accounting for so-called “agent-relative” value

    Value Theory

  • The basic outlines of such an argument go like this: noncognitivist theories are designed to deal with good simpliciter, but have some kind of difficulties accounting for attributive good or for good for.

    Value Theory

  • Other philosophers have used the examples of attributive good and good for in order to advance arguments against noncognitivist metaethical theories (See the entry cognitivism and non-cognitivism).

    Value Theory

  • 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

  • Hence, there is a general problem with noncognitivist theories, or at least a significant lacuna they leave.

    Value Theory


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