expressivism

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expressive +‎ -ism

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expressivism (usually uncountable, plural expressivisms)

  1. (philosophy, ethics) The doctrine that moral statements such as "this is wrong" express a moral evaluation rather than a statement of fact
    • 2007 February 7, Jeff Wisdom, “Base property exemplification and mixed worlds: remarks on the Shafer-Landau/Mabrito exchange”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 138, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s11098-006-9060-1:
      It attempts to show that expressivism is superior to realism at explaining two key theses.

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