… Disagreement in Belief and Attitude
Based on Stevensons definition, disagreement in belief concerns opposing belief on something that involves facts. For instance, subjects that has truth or falsity. Disagreement in attitude, on the other hand, concerns opposing feelings.
To explain the relationship of Stevensons claim that disagreement in attitude is the basic to ethics, and to explain the relationship of disagreement in belief and disagreement in attitude in view of ethics, let us use the subject of euthanasia as an example. Different people may have diverse stand in the practice of euthanasia. Some believe that euthanasia helps a terminal patient lessen his sufferings and that it is immoral to let a patient suffer more from his illness. Some people, on the other hand, dont agree with the practice of euthanasia because they believe that no one has the right to take away anybodys life. Here, the disagreement in belief lies in the issue of euthanasias recognition. The binding relationship of both disagreement in belief and attitude in view of ethics is on its morality, whether it is morally accepted to prolong a patients suffering or to lessen his sufferings by taking away his life.