On-Conditionalism: On the verge of a new metaethical theory

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On-Conditionalism : On the verge of a new metaethical theory. / Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni.

In: Les Ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum, Vol. 2016:11, No. 2-3, 19.11.2017, p. 88-107.

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T1 - On-Conditionalism

T2 - On the verge of a new metaethical theory

AU - Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni

PY - 2017/11/19

Y1 - 2017/11/19

N2 - This paper explores a novel metaethical theory according to which value judgments express conditional beliefs held by those who make them. Each value judgment expresses the belief that something is the case on condition that something else is the case. The paper aims to reach a better understanding of this view and to highlight some of the challenges that lie ahead. The most pressing of these revolves around the correct understanding of the nature of the relevant cognitive attitudes. It is suggested that the distinction between “dormant attitudes” and “occurrent attitudes” helps us to understand these conditional beliefs.

AB - This paper explores a novel metaethical theory according to which value judgments express conditional beliefs held by those who make them. Each value judgment expresses the belief that something is the case on condition that something else is the case. The paper aims to reach a better understanding of this view and to highlight some of the challenges that lie ahead. The most pressing of these revolves around the correct understanding of the nature of the relevant cognitive attitudes. It is suggested that the distinction between “dormant attitudes” and “occurrent attitudes” helps us to understand these conditional beliefs.

KW - metaetik, misstagsteori, fiktionalism, kognitivism, expressivism

KW - metaethics

KW - moral judgement

KW - moral internalism

KW - conditional belief

U2 - 10.7202/1041768ar

DO - 10.7202/1041768ar

M3 - Article

VL - 2016:11

SP - 88

EP - 107

JO - Les Ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum

JF - Les Ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum

SN - 1718-9977

IS - 2-3

ER -