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Charles Leslie Stevenson

(1908—1979)


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(1908–79).

American moral philosopher. Stevenson taught at Yale, and from 1946 to 1977 at the University of Michigan. His principal work was Ethics and Language (1944), a more careful and rigorous development of a non-cognitive or emotive theory of ethics than any before and many since. He coined the phrase persuasive definition.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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