In this lucid guide, Peter Baron explores the difference between naturalistic and non-naturalistic theories of ethical meaning and gives a detailed analysis and critique of emotivism, prescriptivism and intuitionism. Essential reading for all those A level students struggling with this complex area.
Peter Baron read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at New College, Oxford and afterwards obtained an MLitt for a research degree in Hermeneutics at Newcastle University. He qualified as an Economics teacher in 1982, and from 2006-12 taught ethics at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. In 2007 he set up a philosophy and ethics community dedicated to enlarging the teaching of philosophy in schools by applying the theory of multiple intelligences to the analysis of philosophical and ethical problems. So far over 400 schools have joined the community and over 10,000 individuals use his website every month. To join the community please register your interest by filling in your details on the form on the website. We welcome contributions and suggestions so that our community continues to flourish and expand.