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AJ Ayer’s emotivism LO: I will understand Ayer’s emotivism. Homework: For Tuesday 1.Revise for progress test on meta ethics 2.Compare and contrast Ayer.

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1 AJ Ayer’s emotivism LO: I will understand Ayer’s emotivism. Homework: For Tuesday 1.Revise for progress test on meta ethics 2.Compare and contrast Ayer and Moore’s views of language. (35)

2 Recap What is the naturalist fallacy? Why is yellow like good? How do we know if something is good or not?

3 Emotivism – the boo/hurray theory Influenced by Hume. True information is verified by science. Facts are observable but moral statements are emotive expressions. Non cognitive. Ethical statements cannot be true or false. Words like good and bad are ways of showing emotional approval or disapproval. 2 types: analytic & synthetic

4 Essay plan Plan out the introduction, main part and conclusion for the following essay: ‘Emotivism is not the correct way to deal with language’. Discuss. (35)


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