For now, this is a stub domain to hold standard concepts from academic philosophy, which are being used elsewhere on Arbital (we’re not currently targeting this domain as such).
- Descriptive versus normative propositions
A normative proposition talks about what should be; a descriptive proposition talks about what is.
Metaethics asks “What kind of stuff is goodness made of?” (or “How would we compute goodness?”) rather than “Which particular policies or outcomes are good or not-good?”
- Intution pump
In philosophy, a metaphor or visualization used to shove the listener’s intuition in a particular direction.