Ideas from 'On the analysis of moral judgements' by A.J. Ayer [1949], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Philosophical Essays' by Ayer,A.J. [Macmillan 1965,-]].

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22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / b. Defining ethics
Some people think there are ethical facts, but of a 'queer' sort
A right attitude is just an attitude one is prepared to stand by
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / d. Ethical theory
Moral theories are all meta-ethical, and are neutral as regards actual conduct
Moral judgements cannot be the logical consequence of a moral philosophy
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / c. Ethical intuitionism
I would describe intuitions of good as feelings of approval
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / h. Expressivism
Approval of historical or fictional murders gives us leave to imitate them
Moral judgements are not expressions, but are elements in a behaviour pattern