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Metaethics is a way in which scholars discuss terms such as `good' and `bad', and `right'
and `wrong', and whether these terms have any meaning. It differs from normative ethics
rather than deciding what is moral and what is not and how this can be applied…

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Noncognitivists claim that moral statements are simply subjective feelings/opinions, and
therefore cannot be true or false . This is what philosophers call a `rejection of
propositions' noncognitivists do not accept the link between empirical evidence and
proposition statements.

Noncognitivism recognises the difference between fact and opinion.…

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G.E. Moore argued that by identifying goodness with a natural quality you are
committing a naturalistic fallacy.
Right and wrong are subjective, not objective. They only exist because humans exist.

Intuitionists believe that moral statements are true or false and are known by human
intuition .…

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Allows for objective moral values to be identified and therefore proposes a form of
moral realism.
Not guilty of the naturalistic fallacy as it separates the natural world from morality.
How can we be sure that we can trust our intuitions? How reliable is it as a…

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Allows for the development of a complex and sophisticated discussion of moral
Assumes that ethical statements are not the same as empirically verifiable facts.
Stresses the importance of a person's individual moral feelings.
Can morality really be reduced to something as simple as hurrah/boo?
Emotivism reduces…


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