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Some Not-Much-Discussed Problems for Non-Cognitivism in Ethics

Smith, Michael


The main objection to non-cognitivism explored in the philosophical literature to date has been semantic in nature. How can normative claims lack truth conditions when they have so many features in common with claims that have truth conditions? The main aim of this paper is to shift attention away from this dominant line of objection onto a range of other problems that non-cognitivists face. Specifically, I argue that, contrary to the non-cognitivists, normative claims do express beliefs, even...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Ratio


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