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Abstract. The present paper is examining the implications of the Emotive Theory of Value in ethical disagreement. I try to investigate this problem because I think that almost any kind of theory and thus also of value theory can be itself a subject of a rational inquiry. So the question of rational inquiry does not concern the theory itself but also the consequences that a certain theory of value will have at the ethical level. If we are to adopt a very radical point of view concerning the emotive nature of all our values we cannot speak of a rational disagreement about values since it would only be possible to have such a disagreement about beliefs. The rational inquiry will always be possible at the level of the emotive value theory itself but never on the level of the meaning value terms or at the level of the claims containing value terms. pp. 197203

 

Keywords: theory of value, value, emotivism, ethical terms, rational inquiry.

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