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Phil 13 study guide - 1) expressivism (expressions of...

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1) expressivism (expressions of non-cognitive attitudes) -statements/claims about moral terms are not stating facts and do not actually refer to real, in-the-world properties - are expressions of attitude regarding a particular act or event. - can be approval or disapproval subjectivism -instead of expressing a claim you are reporting one -disapproving or approving of actions *the difference between the two is that expressivism expresses a claim and subjectivism is simply reporting one. If expressivism were true then one basically has no disagreement between two opposing sides. We would be unable to infer anything from our ethical claims. This makes attitudes "non-cognitive" because there is no propositional content to the attitude being expressed. If subjectivism is true then we wouldn't ever feel compelled to update our views or beliefs because your beliefs regarding ethics cannot be wrong. However, this doesn't account for our propensity to update beliefs because people do always want to know the right answer. 2) -The idea of relativism suggests to us that there are no universal claims. - the question states that some people think there is no single true morality implies in itself that people believe in relativism. - a universal claim regarding tolerance is as stated by a relativist would be: "we have
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