According to Stevenson, this is appropriate because ethical language (i) almost always has an emotional and descriptive meaning, (ii) the emotional meaning is essential, and (iii) often highly independent of descriptive meaning (in the sense that ethical terms « fine, » such as « good, » could be called emotional, which is highly independent of any descriptive meaning). The fact that ethical language has essential emotional significance – that is, it has dispositions in which attitudes play a preponderant role – implies how attitudes and feelings should be questioned in the event of moral disagreement or uncertainty. . . .