What the Emotivists Should Have Said
This chapter presents a general discussion of how Chapter 2's account of the particles ‘not’, ‘if ’, and so forth generalizes to an account on which they are seen as devices for compounding sentences expressing a range of commitments — assertoric, evaluative, and otherwise. It argues that the naive emotivists could have made use of something like the ideas of the last chapter to respond to Geach. How one might make use of the machinery of Chapter 2 in the context of contemporary, ‘expressivist’ accounts of normative talk is also discussed.
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