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Single Idea 2706

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / h. Expressivism]

Full Idea

Emotivists concluded too hastily that because naturalism and intuitionism are false, you cannot reason about moral questions, because they assumed that the only questions you can reason about are factual ones.

Gist of Idea

Emotivists mistakenly think all disagreements are about facts, and so there are no moral reasons


Richard M. Hare (Universal Prescriptivism [1991], p.455)

Book Reference

'A Companion to Ethics', ed/tr. Singer,Peter [Blackwell 1993], p.455