meta-ethics

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  • Created on: 14-09-17 09:42
Cognitive language
cognitiveists believe Moral language is descriptive i.e Mary has the quality of goodness so i can describe her as a good person
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Non-Cognitive language
Non-cognitive language is an expression of my feelings and desires i.e Mary is a good person because i say she is a good person
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Realism
Concepts have value intrinsically, regardless of the human mind i.e murder is wrong because it is wrong not because your taught to believe it is wrong
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Anti-realism
Concepts are subjective and have the potential to be different from you and me i.e murder is wrong because i say it is wrong the act of murder itself has no value beyond what is give it
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Ethical naturalism
universal moral values can be worked out though observation of the moral world. By observing the world i can understand what good and bad means.
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The naturalistic fallacy
universal moral laws can't be verified or falsified using nature as evidence we cannot infer what the law should be by how we perceive it.
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Non-cognitive language is an expression of my feelings and desires i.e Mary is a good person because i say she is a good person

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Non-Cognitive language

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Concepts have value intrinsically, regardless of the human mind i.e murder is wrong because it is wrong not because your taught to believe it is wrong

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Card 4

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Concepts are subjective and have the potential to be different from you and me i.e murder is wrong because i say it is wrong the act of murder itself has no value beyond what is give it

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universal moral values can be worked out though observation of the moral world. By observing the world i can understand what good and bad means.

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