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Approval and Disapproval*

Philippa Foot

in Virtues and Vices

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252862
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597435 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252866.003.0014
Approval and Disapproval*

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Emotivists and prescriptivists try to explain the meaning of sentences expressing moral judgements in terms of the expression of attitudes, feelings, or resolutions as these could occur in a single individual. It is suggested that that it is necessary to postulate a particular social setting in order to understand the concept of approval, in moral judgement as elsewhere.

Keywords: approval; disapproval; emotivism; moral judgments; naturalism; prescriptivism; society

Chapter.  7994 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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