Ideas of David O. Brink, by Theme

[American, fl. 1995, University of California, San Diego]

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22. Metaethics / C. Sources of Ethics / 4. Expressivism
Two people might agree in their emotional moral attitude while disagreeing in their judgement
Emotivists find it hard to analyse assertions of moral principles, rather than actual judgements
Emotivists tend to favour a redundancy theory of truth, making moral judgement meaningless
How can emotivists explain someone who recognises morality but is indifferent to it?
Emotivism implies relativism about moral meanings, but critics say disagreements are about moral reference
Emotivists claim to explain moral motivation by basing morality on non-cognitive attitudes