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Analytic Statements
Statements which are true by definition.
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Emotivism
A theory which says that moral statements are just expressions of feeling.
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Intuitionism
A theory that states that moral truths are known through intuition.
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Logical Positivism
The view that only those things which can be tested are meaningful.
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Meta Ethics
The analysis of ethical language; 'beyond ethics'.
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Naturalistic Fallacy
The claim that good cannot be defined.
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Normative Ethics
Theories which provide a moral guide of behaviour, such as Utilitarianism.
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Prescriptivism
Theory; ethical statements have an intrinsic sense so others should agree and follow it.
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Synthetic Statements
Statements that can be true or false and can be tested using experience or senses.
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Cognitive
Moral values can be derived from sense experience.
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Non-Cognitive
Moral values cannot be derived from sense experience.
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H. A PRITCHARD
Obligations indefinable as good; Intuition decides course of action; some people - better developed.
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G. E MOORE
Good is indefinable; objective moral truths; known by intuition.
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W.D ROSS
Prima facie duties are right; Judgement used to decide course of action; one duty can be rejected in favour of another.
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C.L STEVENSON
Ethical statements attitudes based on worldly beliefs; attempt to influence the views of others; subjective opinions.
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A. J AYER
Words like 'good' meaningless; ethical statements expressions of feelings; cannot be validated.
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R. M HARE
Ethical statements expressions of opinion; universal; also prescribing views to others.
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"Prima Facie Duties"
W. D ROSS; 'first sight duties' - always right; deontological.
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A theory which says that moral statements are just expressions of feeling.

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Emotivism

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A theory that states that moral truths are known through intuition.

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The view that only those things which can be tested are meaningful.

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The analysis of ethical language; 'beyond ethics'.

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