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Subjectivist theories of normative language

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On the assumption that there are no objective normative facts, what is the best theory of normative language? I try to answer this question.

Chapter 1 argues for a presumption against noncognitivism and explains why error-theories are of limited interest: they concern adverbs and adjectives like ‘moral’, but not words like ‘ought’, ‘good’ and ‘reason’. This narrows down the options: the best subjectivist theory of normative language is a truth conditional, non-error-theoretic account...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Jesus College
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2012-07-19

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