Evaluating emotivisim

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What does Rachels say about Ayer and Stevenson?
That they are incorrect in removing the concept of reasoning from ethical judgements as there are so much more to ethical statements rather than expressing wishes and desires.
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Why is emotivism's potential stance on atrocities such as 9/11 or the rwandan genocide potentially problematic?
They would class them as subjective feelings rather than important meta-ethical statements.
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One of the principle criticisms concerning emotivism concerns whether it really is an...
...ethical theory at all.
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If everything is all about how we feel or what our emotions dictate...
...how can we know anything at all?
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However, Ayer does suggest that ethical statements are more than just...
...expressions of feeling.
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Quote from his book 'Language, truth and logic,' to support this:
Ethical language 'expresses certain moral statements.'
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