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Title: Semantic Import of Moral Terms: Cognitivism vs. Noncognitivism
Other Titles: Philosophical Papers, Journal of the Department of Philosophy, Vol. XVII, March-2021, pp. 377 - 388
Authors: Bhattacharyya, Anureema
Issue Date: Mar-2021
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: An important discussion in the area of metaethics is about the meaning of ethical terms which in turn relates to the epistemic status of moral judgements. The purpose of this paper is to understand the specific approach towards ‘meaning’ when there is a discussion about meaning of a term; thereby investigating the claim towards epistemic import of a judgement, if at all justified. The paper seeks to interconnect the two independent philosophical approaches to ethical language and hence prove that there is no convergence or divergence strictly as to relate the meaning of an ethical term with the judgement being cognitive or non-cognitive....
ISSN: 0976-4496
Appears in Collections:Philosophical Papers. Vol 17 (March 2021)

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