Emotivism - C.L. Stevenson

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Stevenson argued that moral judgements contain two elements: an expression of an attitude based on a belief, and a persuasive element which seeks to influence others

  • Moral judgements express approval or disapproval
  • Moral statements are the result of attitudes based on fundamental beliefs

Stevenson noted that many moral disagreements were not really moral disagreements at all, for example, two doctors may disagree about how to treat a patient, but they are not disagreeing the necessity of treating the patients

  • Real moral disagreements exist where people actually consider a certain action or process


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