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Emotivism: Emotivism is a meta-ethical theory that holds that moral judgments are not statements of fact, but rather expressions of the speaker's or writer's feelings. See also Cognitivism/Noncognitivism, Ethics, Meta-ethics.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Peter Singer on Emotivism - Dictionary of Arguments

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Emotivism/C. L. Stevenson/P. Singer: the thesis (first suggested by C.L. Stevenson) that ethical judgments only reflect our sentimental attitudes, and with that the fact that we try to express them, we try to move others to the same attitudes.
, >Morality, >Ethics, Cf. >Deontology,
>Utilitarianism, >Preference-utilitarianism.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

SingerP I
Peter Singer
Practical Ethics (Third Edition) Cambridge 2011

SingerP II
P. Singer
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically. New Haven 2015

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