Does non-cognitive language only express subjective ideas?Watch
However, I have seen "I am happy" used as an example of a non-cognitive statement, but isn't happiness a fact? A person's mental state is an objective reality that can be verified scientifically...
What then is the difference?
Cognitivsim - Statements that can be said to be true or false. The sky is blue. This can be true of false. They can be proven to be right or wrong. If I said the sky is yellow, to disprove me you would go outside to look at the sky. Cognitivism is therefore objective it’s about yes or no, true or false
Non cognitive are subjective- I am happy is an emotional expression. Some would argue that it can be observed but happiness is defined differently by different people. I am happy can therefore be a subjective claim not an objective one.
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