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The emotive theory of ethics

by J. O. Urmson

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stevenson, Charles L. 1908-,
  • Ethics.,
  • Emotivism.,
  • Semantics (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [149]-150.

    Statement[by] J. O. Urmson.
    SeriesHutchinson university library. Philosophy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ37 .U7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination152 p.
    Number of Pages152
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4340496M
    ISBN 100090874315
    LC Control Number78381839

    Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy provides an introduction to the theory, history, research, and practice of this influential approach. Created in the s by the coauthor, Albert Ellis, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) was the pioneering cognitive–behavioral : Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 12) Abstract Like Hare’s moral theory, the theory of moral psychology which I am about to gather together from the various threads of background psychology alluded to in the course of Chapters 1–5 can be assigned to the same ‘thickened’ emotive category as I Author: Colin Wilks.

    Emotive definition is - of or relating to the emotions. How to use emotive in a sentence. This article represents the current state of debate on the wide range of issues discussed in moral philosophy. It focuses on theoretical questions that can arise in thinking about any practical issue as well as general moral questions of theoretical importance. Applied ethics is an area of moral philosophy that focuses on concrete moral issues, including such matters as abortion, capital.

    Recently there has been a renewed interest in the ethical value of literature. However, how exactly does literature contribute to our ethical understanding? In Literature, Ethics, and the Emotions, Kenneth Asher argues that literary scholars should locate this question in the long and various history of moral philosophy. On the basis of his own reading of this history, Asher . (5) Stephen Toulmin, Reason in Ethics () Hailed as another Principia Ethica, Toulmin's book brought to ethics the decisive attacks against the positivistic schools. He essentially undercut the emotive theory by undercutting the distinction between facts and values upon which it was based.


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Emotive theory definition is - a theory according to which value judgments or normative ethical statements are exhortatory rather than cognitive. The emotive theory of ethics [Urmson, J. O] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The emotive theory of ethicsAuthor: J. O Urmson. After briefly sketching the modern beginnings of the emotive theory, Urmson sets before us a fair, clear statement of the major doctrines of Stevenson's book and examines their merits.

In virtually every case, Urmson finds that, as they stand, they have to be rejected. He rightly identifies the fatal flaw at the heart of Stevenson's view—his Author: J O Urmson. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Urmson, J.

Emotive theory of ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Named Person. The emotive theory of ethics bases rightness and wrongness on emotions. Explain Moore's characterization of the theory.

Explain how the two steps Moore describes indicate that the emotive theory of ethics is inconsistent: (1) his argument from emotivism and (2) his argument from moral progress. The emotive theory of ethics. [J O Urmson] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Preliminaries--The grounds for emotivism--Emotive meaning--Stevenson's Ethics and Language --Emotive meaning and attitudes--The attitude of approval--Stevenson's Ethics and Language--The second pattern of analysis--Validity--The vocabulary of.

ayer the emotive theory of ethics There is still one objection to be met before we can claim to have justifi ed our view that all synthetic propositions are empirical hypotheses.

This objection is based on the common supposition that our speculative knowledge is of two distinct kinds-that which relates to questions of empirical fact, and. Emotive Theory of Ethics Clearly, logical positivists recognize one kind of knowledge, namely, the facts of science established through sensory observations.

(They also recognize logic and mathematics as a kind of knowledge, even granting that statements in these fields can attain the status of certainties, although they conclude that such. I able advances in ethical theory in the past twenty years have been in great part a result, directly or indirectly, of the ideas of the pro-ponents of the emotive theory, and in particular of Mr.

Stevenson, whose book, Ethics and Language, on account of its ingenuity, care, and good sense, deserves the high admiration it has received.

Emotivism is a theory that claims that moral language or judgments: 1) are neither true or false; 2) express our emotions; and 3) try to influence others to agree with us. To better understand emotivism, consider the following statements: The Earth is larger than Jupiter.

The St. Louis Cardinals won the baseball World Series in Emotive Theory of Ethics - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Philosophy. This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 13 pages of information about Emotive Theory of Ethics.

Print Word PDF. This section contains 3, words (approx. 12 pages at words per page). emotive theory of ethics.

Source: The Oxford Companion to Philosophy Author(s): Prof. Hepburn. That moral responses and judgements have an emotional aspect is allowed by very different moral theories, and can hardly be. The aim of this book is to defend the Emotive Theory of Ethics, and, in particular, the versions of that theory proposed by A.

Ayer in Language, Truth and Logic () and by C. Stevenson in Ethics and Language (). The Emotive Theory of Ethics. Urmson. London: Hutchinson () Abstract This article has no associated abstract.

(fix it Moral Emotivism and Sentimentalism in Meta-Ethics (categorize this paper) Buy the book $ used $ new Amazon page: Call number BJU7 ISBN(s) DOI / Options Edit this record. BOOK REVIEWS BOOK REVIEWS The Emotive Theory of Ethics. AVRUM STROLL.

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 92 pp. (University of California Publications in Philosophy, Vol No. 1.) $ As far as I know, this is the first book devoted in its entirety to a critical discussion of the emotive theory of moral. Toward a Theory of Emotive Performance: With Lessons From How Politicians Do Anger.

Kwai Hang Ng & Jeffrey L. Kidder - - Sociological Theory 28 (2) - The History of the Emotive Theory of : /   Ayer: The Emotive Theory of Ethics by Carson Reynolds Ayer, starting from a position of logical positivism (in reaction to subjectivist accounts of linguistic propositions) argues “that ethical philosophy consists simply in saying that ethical concepts are psuedo-concepts and therefore unanalysable.”Author: Carson Reynolds.

About The Ethics of Theory. In The Ethics of Theory, Robert Doran offers the first broad assessment of the ethical challenges of Critical Theory across the humanities and social sciences, calling into question the sharp dichotomy typically drawn between the theoretical and the ethical, the analytical and the prescriptive.

In a series of discrete but interrelated. Emotivism teaches that moral statements do nothing more than express the speaker's feelings about the issue. Emotivism is no longer a view of ethics that has many supporters.

Like subjectivism it. emotivism: subjectivism might translate “Murder is wrong” as “I disapprove of murder; this is a truth-evaluable statement. Emotivism translates “Murder is wrong” as an emotive expression of the disapproval itself: e.g., “Boo for 2 Ayer is here taking utilitarianism to be a naturalistic meta-ethical theory offering a reductive account ofFile Size: 44KB.

In this essay, my aim is to defend an emotive theory of ethics. The particular version that I will support is based on C. L. Stevenson's signal work in Ethics and Language [], originally published inand his later revisions and refinements to this theory presented in his book, Facts and Values [].

I shall not, therefore, concern myself with the earlier and less .Hume’s position in ethics, which is based on his empiricist theory of the mind, is best known for asserting four theses: (1) Reason alone cannot be a motive to the will, but rather is the “slave of the passions” (see Section 3) (2) Moral distinctions are not derived from reason (see Section 4).

(3) Moral distinctions are derived from the moral sentiments: feelings of approval (esteem.J. O. Urmson The emotive theory of ethics Edited by G. Wallace and A. D.

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