Meta-Ethics

Mind-map of Meta-Ethics abour Cognitive and Non-Cognitive as well as Naturalistic Fallacy. The first two of 7 individual meta ethical approaches.

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  • Meta Ethics
    • Naturalistic Fallacy
      • Linked to David Hume's claim called the 'is-ought-gap'
        • One cannot move from a factual statement to an ought statement
        • Only two types of meaningful statements
          • Synthetic- Deal with experience
          • Analytic- Deal with definitions
    • Cognitive and Non-Cognitive
      • Non-Cognitive
        • Subjective- cannot be proved
        • Do not see moral values as something that can be discovered.
      • Cognitive
        • Objective- statements made are known to be true or false
        • Kant-reason enables us to discover ethical laws
  • Cognitive
    • Objective- statements made are known to be true or false
    • Kant-reason enables us to discover ethical laws

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