Expressivism, Pragmatism, and Representationalism Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Campbell, Alexander
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
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  • Expressivism is the dominant anti-representationalist metaethic. In this paper, I offer an alternative anti-representationalist metaethic that I call metaethical pragmatism. Section 1 provides a sketch of the view and explains why I dub the view a kind of pragmatism. Section 2 focuses on the problem of creeping minimalism in order to draw out the essential difference between expressivism and pragmatism. In section 3, I offer the particular kind of pragmatism that I favor. I then motivate why one might favor pragmatism over expressivism.
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  • Roberts, John
  • Worsnip, Alex
  • Sayre-McCord, Geoffrey
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017
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