moral philosophy


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moral philosophy

the branch of philosophy dealing with both argument about the content of morality and meta-ethical discussion of the nature of moral judgment, language, argument, and value
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Language is so basic to Smith's moral philosophy that toward the end of the book Weinstein feels compelled to contend with Michel Foucault and the postmodern critique of the discontinuity between language and reality.
These articles cover a large number of central topics in moral philosophy.
The first two of these discussions are aimed primarily at philosophers with a view to explaining why philosophy, especially moral philosophy, needs literature.
Then, a discussion about moral philosophy will be proffered followed by the presentation of study hypotheses.
My third thesis is that the differences between the well-known English writers on moral philosophy from Sidgwick to the present day are of little importance.
A popular moral philosophy, if not a very ethical one.
provides an historical framework for his moral philosophy.
The next three chapters apply aspects of moral philosophy to evaluations centring on Vitruvius' values, which in turn are structured around relevant case studies.
Republicans have discovered that while the stodgy responsibility may be an appropriate centerpiece for a personal moral philosophy, it's simply got no place at all in politics.
According to Young, Smith's concept of economics as a moral science shows that a close relationship existed between his moral philosophy and economics.
It was Mortimer Adler who once wrote: "Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the only sound, practical and undogmatic moral philosophy in the whole Western tradition.
With 20 questions, a respondent's moral philosophy was measured to be either an "idealist' one who believes in and makes use of moral absolutes when making judgments, or a "relativist,' one who would tend to reject universal moral rules.