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Emotion, truth, and meaning : in defense of Ayer and Stevenson

Author: Colin Wilks
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2002.
Series: Library of ethics and applied philosophy, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Emotive Theory was a theory ahead of its time, and a theory which was, perhaps understandably, misinterpreted, misrepresented and ridiculed by its critics from the outset. In Emotion, Truth and Meaning, Dr. Wilks not only acquaints the reader with what the original emotivists actually claimed (and clarifies what they actually meant when they made some of the more controversial claims); he enriches their claims  Read more...
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Named Person: A J Ayer; Charles L Stevenson; A J Ayer; Charles Leslie Stevenson; Alfred J Ayer; Charles L Stevenson; Alfred J Ayer; Charles L Stevenson; A J Ayer; Charles L Stevenson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Wilks
ISBN: 140200916X 9781402009167
OCLC Number: 50510843
Description: xx, 242 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Original Emotive Theory --
2. Criticism of the Original Emotive Theory --
3. Prescriptivity --
4. Universalisability --
5. Imagination, Sympathy and Decisions of Principle --
6. An Emotive Theory of Moral Psychology --
7. The Psychologically Filled-Out Theory.
Series Title: Library of ethics and applied philosophy, v. 12.
Responsibility: by Colin Wilks.
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The Emotive Theory was theory ahead of its time, and a theory which was, perhaps understandably, misinterpreted, misrepresented, and ridiculed by its critics from the outset. In this work, the author  Read more...

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