Philosophies of Life Exam 1

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Philosophies of Life Exam 1 1. Ethical Subjectivism – The idea that moral opinions are based on feelings and nothing more. No Such thing as objective right or wrong. When stating that something is immoral one is only stating their feelings. “Homosexuality is immoral.” By saying this one is only stating that they have negative feelings toward homosexuality. Simple Subjectivism – When someone states that something is morally wrong or right, they are simply stating that they disapprove or approve and nothing more. If simple subjectivism were correct we would always be right in our moral evaluations. Emotivism – Theory that value judgments, including moral judgments, do not state facts, but are expressions of emotions or attitudes. By stating “homosexuality is immoral” emotivists interpret this as “homosexuality – Gross!” According emotivism moral language is not fact-stating language; it is not used to convey information or make reports. According to simple subjectivism moral language is about stating facts. We are not always right therefore; simple subjectivism is incorrect. Arguments continue even though people disagreeing on an issue are stating two different things. Emotivism does not express the role of reason in ethics.
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PHIL 1213 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Oklahoma State.

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