Propriety and Truth: (3) Feelings and Claims

Arthur N. Prior

in Logic and the Basis of Ethics

Published in print March 1963 | ISBN: 9780198241577
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680380 | DOI:
Propriety and Truth: (3) Feelings and Claims

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This chapter talks about Professor Findlay, who referred to the usual set of ethical predicates (such as right, wrong, good, and bad). According to Findlay, whoever uses these words is simply trying to give voice to the demands and feelings that the notion of such subjects arouse in him/her. Further on in the chapter Findlay talks about speaking of emotions as involving or making ‘claims’ and talks of attitudes as ‘presuming’ certain things.

Keywords: Professor Findlay; ethical predicates; emotions; claims; attitudes; presuming

Chapter.  6444 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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