Ideas of David O. Brink, by Theme

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

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22. Metaethics / A. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / h. Expressivism
How can emotivists explain someone who recognises morality but is indifferent to it?
Two people might agree in their emotional moral attitude while disagreeing in their judgement
Emotivists find it hard to analyse assertions of moral principles, rather than actual judgements
Emotivists claim to explain moral motivation by basing morality on non-cognitive attitudes
Emotivists tend to favour a redundancy theory of truth, making moral judgement meaningless
Emotivism implies relativism about moral meanings, but critics say disagreements are about moral reference