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Ideas of David O. Brink, by Text

[American, fl. 1995, University of California, San Diego]

1995 Emotivism
p.223 p.223 Emotivists claim to explain moral motivation by basing morality on non-cognitive attitudes
p.224 p.224 Emotivism implies relativism about moral meanings, but critics say disagreements are about moral reference
p.224 p.224 Emotivists tend to favour a redundancy theory of truth, making moral judgement meaningless
p.224 p.224 Two people might agree in their emotional moral attitude while disagreeing in their judgement
p.224 p.224 Emotivists find it hard to analyse assertions of moral principles, rather than actual judgements
p.224 p.224 How can emotivists explain someone who recognises morality but is indifferent to it?