Ayer ( Morality & Science)

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  • Morality and Science
    • only statements of science and logic can be anaylsed.
      • Dawkins
        • For something to bed proved there must be empirical data to support it
        • HOWEVER - ‘I believe the existence of God as a scientific hypothesis is at least in principle, investigable
    • No way to test morality
      • Moral statements are outside the scope of testing
        • much like how God is wbeyond the scope of testing - superior to empirical world
        • Stleaing is wrong - cannot test this tatement - meaningless
          • Hurrah - Boo Theory.
            • You were wrong to steal that money - just an expression of feeling "boo"
            • It is good to tell the truth - just an expression of feeling - Hurrah
            • Stevenson
              • statements in which value terms likes good, evil, right, and just appear are not empirical statements, for they do not describe the world. As such, value statements — like theological and metaphysical statements — are nonsensical.
                • Pseudo Propositions
    • EMOTIVISM - LINK TO MACINTYRE - EMOTIVISM IS SIMPLY US GIVING EMOTIONAL PREFERNCES
      • No way to test morality
        • Moral statements are outside the scope of testing
          • much like how God is wbeyond the scope of testing - superior to empirical world
          • Stleaing is wrong - cannot test this tatement - meaningless
            • Hurrah - Boo Theory.
              • You were wrong to steal that money - just an expression of feeling "boo"
              • It is good to tell the truth - just an expression of feeling - Hurrah
              • Stevenson
                • statements in which value terms likes good, evil, right, and just appear are not empirical statements, for they do not describe the world. As such, value statements — like theological and metaphysical statements — are nonsensical.
                  • Pseudo Propositions
      • only statements of science and logic can be anaylsed.
        • Dawkins
          • For something to bed proved there must be empirical data to support it
          • HOWEVER - ‘I believe the existence of God as a scientific hypothesis is at least in principle, investigable

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