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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.
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Alasdair MacIntyre on Emotivism - Dictionary of Arguments

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Emotivism/Morality/Criteria/MacIntyreVsModernism/MacIntyre: According to MacIntyre, the "emotivist self" is characterized by a "loss of all last criteria"(1). Therefore, it fluctuates between perceived moral concepts.
>Criteria
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Problem: the subject is not involved in a supporting community.
>Community, >Morality.
Def Emotivism/MacIntyre: teaches that all judgmental judgments, or more precisely all moral judgments, are merely an expression of preferences, attitudes or feelings.(2)
Cf. >Cognitivism.
Problem: emotivism leads to the loss of any real distinction between manipulative and non-manipulative social relationships.(3)
>Roles/MacIntyre, >Manipulation.

1. Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue. A Study in Moral Theory, Notre Dame, Ind. 1981. Dt: Alasdair MacIntyre, Der Verlust der Tugend. Zur moralischen Krise der Gegenwart. Erweiterte Neuausgabe, Frankfurt/M. 2006 (zuerst 1987). p. 53.
2. Ibid. p. 26
3. Ibid. p. 41

Jürgen Goldstein, „Alasdair MacIntyre, Der Verlust der Tugend“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

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MacIntyre, Alasdair
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Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


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