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The Frege-Geach Problem

ByJack Woods

Non-cognitivist views of normative discourse, especially emotivism, prescriptivism, and their mutual successor expressivism, face a number of challenges in accounting for normative thought and talk. Perhaps the most prominent of these, “the Frege-Geach problem,” is the challenge of explaining the content of normative thought and talk in complex constructions when the content of simple normative thought and talk are given non-cognitive treatment. 1