The Emotive Theory was theory ahead of its time, and a theory which
was, perhaps understandably, misinterpreted, misrepresented, and
ridiculed by its critics from the outset. In this work, the author
acquaints the reader with what the original emotivists actually
claimed, and enriches their claims by psychologically expanding
them. He thus develops an enriched emotive theory.
Abbreviations. Introduction. 1. The Original Emotive Theory. 2. Criticism of the Original Emotive Theory. 3. Prescriptivity. 4. Universalisability. 5. Imagination, Sympathy and Decisions of Principle. 6. An Emotive Theory of Moral Psychology. 7. The Psychologically Filled-Out Theory. References. Author Index.
1. The Original Emotive Theory
2. Criticism of the Original Emotive Theory
5. Imagination, Sympathy and Decisions of Principle