Non-Cognitivism

Discipline: Philosophy

Theory that there is no such thing as knowledge of truths in a certain sphere because there are no such truths to be known.

The sphere normally intended by the term is ethics, and non-cognitivists adopt a speech act theory when analyzing what appear to be moral or value statements, emotivism and prescriptivism are forms of non-cognitivism, while descriptivism is a form of cognitivism.

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