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Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty

Ed. by Fréchette, Guillaume / Taieb, Hamid

Series:Phenomenology & Mind 19

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November 2017
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The Origins of Emotivism, Expressivism and the Error Theory: Marty, Scheler, Russell, Ogden & Richards

Mulligan, Kevin


The emotivisms, expressivisms, and non-cognitivisms which dominated twentieth century discussions of ethics and normativity are standardly traced back to the 1923 book The Meaning of Meaning by Ogden & Richards. I show how versions of these positions were formulated in 1913 by the realist phenomenologist, Max Scheler, in his account of what he calls ‘ethical nominalism’, an account which draws on Marty’s descriptions of the two linguistic functions of expressing mental states and guiding one’s interlocutor. I also examine the relation between Russell’s 1922 error theory and a view put forward earlier by Brentano, which is arguably a form of the error theory.

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Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty

Edited by Fréchette, Guillaume / Taieb, Hamid

De Gruyter


Pages: 149–168

ISBN (Online): 9783110531480

DOI (Chapter): https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110531480-007

DOI (Book): https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110531480

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