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Moral Cognitivism vs. Non-Cognitivism

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[Revised entry by Mark van Roojen on June 28, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, assertion-conditions.html, embedding-problem-responses.html] Non-cognitivism is a variety of irrealism about ethics with a number of influential variants. Non-cognitivists agree with error theorists that there are no moral properties or moral facts. But rather than thinking that this makes moral statements false, non-cognitivists claim that moral statements are not in the business of predicating properties or making statements which could be true or false in any substantial sense. Roughly put, non-cognitivists think that moral statements have no...

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