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Unformatted text preview: of ethical terms. I have divided metaethics, following Odells upcoming handout, into two categories: non-cognitive (the view that all ethics is based subjective 1 To be distributed the week of Apr 17 Deontological (absolute) Axiological (absolute) moderate moderate Ethical Theories Metaethics PC,AC, RC Eg Vt Non cognitive KDE DCT Cognitive 2 emotional expression) versus cognitive (i.e, the view that ethics has some objective, rational or logical content.) Within the circle of the domain of ethical theories proper, we have Axiological Theories (ethical theories based on value concepts) and Deontological Theories (based on character, duty.) The reason why its yin/yang shaped is to illustrate that the moderate positions overlap, to an extent. (The moderate Axiologist will admit that ethics contains some Deontological aspects and vice versa)....
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