Definition of emotivist in English:

emotivist

noun

Philosophy

See emotivism

  • ‘Whether this is sufficient to count such theories as emotivist or non-cognitivist is open to dispute, but many proponents of such views do call themselves non-cognitivists and emotivists.’
  • ‘He put forward an emotivist theory of ethics, one that he never abandoned.’
  • ‘Spinoza gave what would now be called an emotivist theory of moral judgement.’
  • ‘By implication, Sumner sounds here like a logical positivist, or perhaps a supporter of logical positivism's parallel outlook within the subfield of ethics, an emotivist.’
  • ‘Logical Positivists loosely subscribed to an emotivist theory of meaning in connection with aesthetic, as well as moral terms.’