Meta-Ethics

Bheshmaya Gurung
Flashcards by Bheshmaya Gurung, updated more than 1 year ago
Bheshmaya Gurung
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A-Level Philosophy and Ethics Flashcards on Meta-Ethics , created by Bheshmaya Gurung on 03/15/2016.

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What do cognitivism and non-cognitivism mean? Cognitivism - moral facts can be known objectively Non-cognitivism - more statements are subjective
What are the 3 theories in Meta-ethics? Intuitionism, Emotivism and Prescriptivism
Which philosophers are associated with each theory? Intuitionism - G.E Moore, H.A Prichard and W.D Ross Emotivism - A.J Ayer, C.L Stevenson Prescriptivism - R.M Hare
W Cognitive - Intuitionism Non-cognitive - Emotivism and Prescriptivism
Explain ethical naturalism. Ethical naturalism is the natural approach that says to treat ethical statements as non-ethical statements as they can be either falsified or verified.
What does synthetic and analytic mean? Synthetic - true by observation Analytic - true by definition
Explain the naturalistic fallacy.
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