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How far do you consider these views to be justified?

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How far do you consider these views to be justified? Prescriptivism can be justified to some degree, as it provides universal rules for people to abide by. The strengths of prescriptivism are the universal principles available to people. The universal principles encourage people to follow one's desires or needs, because the prescriptive values promote not only the person, but also others around them. In addition, people expect their moral statements to have some influence on others. However, Ethical Naturalism would dispute that ethical statements are more consistent, as it offers a current and methodical attitude on ethics, rather than stating universal prescriptions that aren't accurate claims. Some philosophers argue that there isn't a applicable reason for following one's opinion as everyone's' inclinations are unlike. ...read more.


Emotivists would justify these views as it agrees to everyone's judgements to be equally suitable and taken into account, which endorses freedom of action between them. Emotivism will not tell someone how to live a moral life, but simply helps us understand moral statements: as action guiding and as conveying certain attitudes. Furthermore these views have enforced philosophers to take into account and study the importance of ethical statements in a more in-depth approach. This has, without hesitation, justified the ideology of which the emotive theory is centred upon. However, Moore, an intuitionist reviewer, disagrees with emotivist views on ethical statements, as he considers that statements can be confirmed through intuition. Moore stated that we cannot use our senses to tell whether something it good, because he asserted that "good" is indefinable, but he said we can use our "moral intuition" and so we can still say whether a moral statement is true or false. ...read more.


It is debatable that this theory is not justified, as it provides no real principle, as it is just one's judgment, which others do not need to take account for. Moreover, it is open to discussion that one's aim to inspire others may be for the incorrect reasons; consequently providing a solution that may not be good for others to follow makes this view unjustified. Alternatively Ross, another intuitionist, puts forward an explanation during disagreement and clearly distinguishes between the correct and good thing to do. This is more consistent to some degree because Ross sustains his solutions with examples and coherent evidence. In contrast, it is debatable that the precision of Intuitionism is not very dependable as Moore fails to verify or demonstrate his theory for significant truths by using our intuition. ...read more.

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