Charles Leslie Stevenson

[Revised entry by Daniel R. Boisvert on May 13, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Charles Leslie Stevenson (1908 - 1979) was a mid-Twentieth Century American philosopher best known for
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[Revised entry by Daniel R. Boisvert on May 13, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Charles Leslie Stevenson (1908 - 1979) was a mid-Twentieth Century American philosopher best known for his pioneering work in the field of metaethics (the study of the relations among moral language, thought, reality, and knowledge) and, specifically, as a central figure along with I. A. Richards and A. J. Ayer in the development of emotivism. Emotivism, a precursor to the metaethical expressivism today championed by Simon Blackburn (1984, 1993) and Alan Gibbard (1990, 2003) among others, is typically understood as a theory of moral language according to which ethical terms are used much like...

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