Meta ethics- key terms

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  • Meta Ethics Key Terms
    • Intuitionism- Moral truths are known by intuition
    • Meta ethics- Analysis of ethical language
    • Normative Ethics- describe moral codes of behaviour rules by which we make moral decisions
    • Naturalism/cognitivist- moral values can be derived from sense experience
    • Non-naturalism/ non-cognitivist- ethical statements cannot be derived from sense
    • Naturalistic fallacy-goodness cannot be defined
    • prescriptivism- ethical statements have intrinsic sense so other people should agree and follow it
    • Emotivism- moral statements are expressions of feeling
    • Synthetic-true and false can be tested by using experience
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    • Analytic- statements which are true by definition
    • Logical positivism- only things which can betested are meaningful


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