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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Ethics and Language is a 1944 book by C. L. Stevenson which was influential in furthering the metaethical view of emotivism first espoused by David Hume.


Kinds of agreement and disagreement -- Working models -- Some pragmatic aspects of meaning -- First pattern of analysis -- First pattern : method -- Persuasion -- Validity -- Intrinsic and extrinsic value -- Second pattern of analysis ; persuasive definitions -- Second pattern : method -- Moralists and propagandists -- Some related theories -- Further observations on the function of definitions -- Avoidability ; indeterminism -- Practical implications.

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