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What is moral fictionalism?


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This is a form of non-cognitivism, which states that moral facts do not have an objective truth value (i.e. it is an anti-realist theory), but rather that moral statements are an elaborate fiction.

In the same way that the existence of Santa Claus is a fiction, so is morality - but it is a fiction that is created over time by a society and becomes so deeply engrained in the culture of that society at that moment in time that it appears to be an objective truth, at least on the surface.

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