Meta-Ethics

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Ethics (Meta-Ethics) Mind Map on Meta-Ethics, created by joe_lamy on 04/15/2013.

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Meta-Ethics
  1. Seeks to explore and discover the meaning of words used in ethical statements
    1. Compared to Normative Ethics
      1. Discusses whether something is right or wrong; good or bad
    2. Cognitive
      1. Subject to being true or false
      2. Non-Cognitive
        1. Statements not subject to truth or falsity: 'Booh/Hoorah'
        2. For many people, ethical statements are usually cognitive statements; and use empirical evidence
          1. Links to the Vienna Circle and Logical Positivism
            1. Ethical statements are either;
              1. Analytic
                1. Statements true by definition; Tautologies
                2. Synthetic
                  1. Statements are true by how their meaning relates to the world
              2. Key idea from Wittgenstein
                1. 'Whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must remain silent'
                  1. Suggest it impossible to even discuss ethical theories at all before we understand the terminology used
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