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Timo Schmitz: "Cognitivism failed!" (2017) [PDF]

Cognitivists claim a normative ethics which can be recognised by human-beings. However, cognitivism cannot work due to the subjective moral construction of each individual and there is no reasonable explanation why people should be able to draw the same moral conclusions objectively in themselves. 14 more words

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Love, A Positive Statement: Wisdom or Passion?

Oh, how often have I found myself pinned between the charming appeal of normative statements and the fiery truth of positive ones?

It appears that the answer would be, too often, I suppose. 545 more words



Paul admonished his disciple Titus to “teach what accords with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). But the problem for most is that you cannot teach what you do not know. 360 more words


Holy Sanction

What does it say about you when your manager uses a performance review to bring up your (insert halo shape hand motioning) *ahem* hair. More importantly, what does it say about society when your male boss feels entitled to make comments about your hair? 578 more words

Normative morality definition

1. Striving to eliminate suffering without causing permanent stupefaction
2. A way of thinking and conduct resulting from understanding of suffering caused by necessity and the pursuit of its elimination… 94 more words

Kant's categorical imperative

Kant’s three significant formulations of the categorical imperative are:

  • Act only according to that maxim by which you can also will that it would become a universal law.
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