metaethics

Metaethics Notes Mackie Joyce Smith

Reading for Monday Dreier, "Dispositions and Fetishes". Response to Smith’s argument. Assignment Second assignment due Friday Error Theory What should first-order attitudes be? Give up all moral beliefs and practice Social Chaos Fictionalism Accept moral propositions as fictions Acceptance $\neq$ Belief Acceptance is a cognitive state of mind Like an actor accepting the situations of the fiction William James: You can will yourself to belief out of practical concern.