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Stevenson, Charles Leslie (1908–79)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-L129-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Stevenson’s major contribution to philosophy was his development of emotivism, a theory of ethical language according to which moral judgments do not state any sort of fact, but rather express the moral emotions of the speaker and attempt to influence others.

Citing this article:
Dreier, James. Stevenson, Charles Leslie (1908–79), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-L129-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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