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Meta Ethics
Cognitive theories of Meta ethics

Ethical Naturalism
The naturalist approach is to treat ethical statements the same as non ethical statement ­
i.e. as propositions that can be verified or falsified. E.g. propositions such as "acid turns
litmus paper red" can be established using evidence just as the…

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Intuitionism W.D. Ross
Ross was greatly influenced by Moore and Prichard and said that:
`Right' and `obligatory' are as indefinable as `good'
There are two elements in determining what is right:
1. The factual situation and
2. How that situation is viewed,
Was a deontologist, arguing that it was obvious…

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If we are not arguing over facts then we are just expressing our personal preference.
For Ayer saying `stealing is wrong' is the same as saying `I don't like stealing'.
This is why emotivism is also known as the BooHooray theory because
Ayer thought that someone saying `abortion is wrong'…

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I'm saying more than just `holocaust

boo'. I'm saying it was
wrong then, it would be wrong now, it was wrong for them and it would be wrong for you.
Moral statements are deeper than just opinion. Emotivism reduces moral statements to too
little, and because of this misses the…


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