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Moral judgments are statements about objective reality.
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Moral judgments are expressions of personal preferences, feelings or choice.
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In between

Ethics is neither akin to mathematics nor arbitrary feelings, but somewhere in between.
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ladiesman says2017-09-15T00:32:11.9141075Z
If moral judgments are nothing more than expressions of personal preferences and feelings, then we have no reason to take morality seriously. Subjectivist theories such as David Hume's emotivism and A.J. Ayer's verification principle do not explain the empirical data; people do meaningfully argue about right and wrong.
reece says2017-09-20T02:37:13.9616325Z
Letrus, what do you mean?
smokey0990 says2018-06-20T11:06:52.5962172Z
Ladiesman, people argue about opinions much more often than they do facts. I'm not sure why it is you think personal preference and feelings should not be taken seriously, these things have caused wars. People are regularly murdered over these things. Morality being subjective does not make it irrelevant, it is after all a crucial part of society. If morality is objective then you need to explain why there is so much variance in what different cultures consider to be right and wrong. Not to mention the changes in the accepted sense of morals throughout time. Personal preference and feelings are debatable and change over time, facts are not and do not.

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