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Expressing Our Attitudes: Explanation and Expression in Ethics, Volume 2

Mark Schroeder


When the logical positivists espoused emotivism as a theory of moral discourse, they assumed that their general theories of meaning could be straightforwardly applied to the subject of metaethics. The philosophical research program of expressivism, emotivism’s contemporary heir, has called this assumption into question. This book argues that the only plausible ways of developing expressivism or similar views require us to rethink what we may have thought that we knew about propositions, truth, and the nature of attitudes like belief and desire. Informed by detailed scrutiny of the structural p ... More

Keywords: expressivism, propositions, attitudes, truth, metaethics, philosophy of language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714149
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Schroeder, author
University of Southern California