Acta Analytica 30 (1):1-15 (2015)

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Caj Strandberg
University of Oslo
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One of the most discussed challenges to metaethical expressivism is the embedding problem. It is widely presumed that the reason why expressivism faces this difficulty is that it claims that moral sentences express non-cognitive states, or attitudes, which constitute their meaning. In this paper, it is argued that the reason why the embedding problem constitutes a challenge to expressivism is another than what it usually is thought to be. Further, when we have seen the real reason why expressivism is vulnerable to this difficulty, it is plausible to argue that it makes up a challenge to certain other metaethical views as well
Keywords Cognitivism  Expressivism  Embedding problem  Frege-Geach problem  Internalism  Besire
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