Meta-Ethics

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Analytical Statements
Statements which are true by definition
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Synthetic Statements
Statements that can be true or false and can be tested using experiences and senses
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Non-Cognitive
no ethical knowledge because ethical statements are synthetic
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Logical Positivism
The view that only thinks tested are meaningful
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Emotivism
a theory that claims ethical statements are just expressions of feelings
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Prescriptivism
a theory that claims ethical statements have intrinsic value so should be agreed and followed by all
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Ethical Naturalism
a theory that haas moral value can be derived from sense experience
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Naturalistic Fallacy
The claim that good cannot be defined
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Intuitionism
A theory that moral truths are known by intuition
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Normative Ethics
A term to describe different moral codes of behaviour
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Subjective
Language that cannot be confirmed as its meaning depends on the individual
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Non-propositional
statements that do not convey facts but can be interpreted differently by different individuals
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A posteriori
Things that are only knowable by experience
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Prima Facie
7 duties that intuitionism claims are morally acceptable
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A priori
Knowledge acquired through statement of fact
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Absolutism
theory that moral statements are undisputable truths.
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Statements that can be true or false and can be tested using experiences and senses

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Synthetic Statements

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no ethical knowledge because ethical statements are synthetic

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The view that only thinks tested are meaningful

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a theory that claims ethical statements are just expressions of feelings

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