would anyone be able to explain ethical language to me in terms of cognitivism and non - cognitivism?? I'm really struggling to get to grips with the key principles of Ethical language and I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out
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- Thread Starter
- 25-04-2016 20:36
- 25-04-2016 22:50
cognitivism claims that ethical propositions are statements about that we can know - they are either true or false, and a subset of this is naturalism which claims ethical propositions boast natural properties of the world - utilitarianism claims this property is happiness.
non-cognitivism claims that they are not true or false, for instance emotivism which claims they are simply expressions of approval/disapproval