I could be wrong.. but it looked to me like there were 2 assertions in your post. A and B. I understood you to be saying that you reject A because it is not falsifiable. But, you are perfectly willing accept assertion B, despite the fact it is also not falsifiable. What are your reasons for accepting B, but rejecting A?Peter Holmes wrote: ↑August 9th, 2018, 11:23 amanonymous66
Thanks, but the property of being valid is also not at issue here. (And I assume you don't mean logically valid, because that doesn't apply to factual assertions, which are (classically) only true or false.
What we've been discussing is the claim that a moral assertion, such as 'slavery is wrong', makes a factual claim - one that is true or false. And I argue that it doesn't, because it expresses a value-judgement. If your point is that moral assertions are, in everyday parlance, 'valid' - I couldn't agree more.
A is the assertion that a desire is morally right or wrong
B is the assertion that being falsifiable is a desirable quality for an assertion to have
At this point, I'm treating the idea that there are moral facts as a separate issue.