Expressivism, Inferentialism, and Saving the Debate


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Matthew Chrisman
University of Edinburgh
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This paper addresses the “creeping minimalism” challenge to quasi-realist forms of expressivism by arguing that the solution suggested by Dreier doesn’t work and proposing an alternative solution based on the different inferential roles of ethical and descriptive judgments.
Keywords Expressivism  creeping minimalism  James Dreier  Quasi-realism  Inferentialism  Inferential role
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ISBN(s) 0031-8205
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2008.00194.x
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