Subjectivism - acceptable, ought to be done). z All moral...

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1 Subjectivism “Take any action allow’d to be vicious, for instance. Examine it in all lights, and see if you can find that matter of fact, or real existence, which you call vice . . . You can never find it, till you turn your reflection into your own breast, and find a sentiment of disapprobation, which arises in you, toward this action. Here is a matter of fact; but ‘tis the object of feeling, not reason. DAVID HUME, A Treatise of Human Nature (1740) Simple Subjectivism z “I (the speaker) approve of X z “Therefore, X is right (good, morally
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Unformatted text preview: acceptable, ought to be done). z All moral judgments are emotion based statements. 2 Objections to Simple Subjectivism z Cannot account for our fallibility. z Cannot account for disagreement. Emotivism z All emotion based judgments are statements of attitude. z All moral judgments are emotion based. z Therefore, All moral judgments are statements of attitude Critical Issues z Facts v. Values z Choices 1. Objective Standard 2. Still can require reasons, and ask for the best reasons for taking an action....
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course PHI 2600 taught by Professor Brown during the Summer '08 term at Santa Fe College.

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