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Lecture number:
4
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Course:
Phi 107 - Ethics

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PHI 107 1st Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Arguments II Divine Command theory III Divine Thermometer theory Outline of Current Lecture I Metaethics II Are there moral facts truths III Error Theory IV Expressivism Current Lecture Metaethics o Metaphysics concerned with reality o Epistemology questions about knowledge beliefs truth etc o Language moral statements purpose nature These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Error theory o No moral facts therefore o No moral truths o ALL moral statements are FALSE Expressivism o No moral facts therefore o No moral truths no moral statements are true o NO moral statements are FALSE Error theory pros and cons o no metaphysical baggage o doesn t account for how we actually use moralityo explains moral language better Expressivism pros and cons o no metaphysical baggage o doesn t account for how we actually use moralityo bad explanation of moral languageo can t explain amoralism



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