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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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11) Ryn is certainly correct in asserting that one of the most compelling strands of the Western moral tradition takes the task of moral philosophy to be the construction of a rational, single, and universal decision procedure from which other moral rules can and should be derived and which would provide the answers to all questions concerning moral actions.
M Anscombe and Philippa Foot, I will offer an interpretation of the main arguments advanced in Modern Moral Philosophy and I will critically discuss the attempt made in Moral Beliefs to offer an account of 'human flourishing.
There was an ongoing discussion thoughout the seventeenth century about the relationships between mathematics, medicine, and moral philosophy in areas such as observation and mathematics, substance and essence, and the status of theory and hypothesis.
The book pays particular attention to the roots of Smith's moral philosophy found in the works of Thomas Hobbes, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Bernard Mandeville, and David Hume.
Lee's study advances this argument by showing that it was Augustine's early works which provided Petrarch with a systematic framework for moral philosophy, giving him a consistency generally considered lacking.
Moral Disquiet and Human Life offers a fresh, 21st century look at ethics and moral philosophy.
His books, The Place of Reason in Ethics and The Uses of Argument, had stirred moral philosophy.
He was a well-rounded man of the American Enlightenment, who preached influential sermons while writing and lecturing on moral philosophy and political economy.
Trustees of Sir Henry Jones Museum invited Alun Ffred Jones, AM Minister for Heritage, to visit the Llangernyw museum which was the childhood home of the eminent professor of moral philosophy.
The moral philosophy they follow is that of the "New Natural Law Theory" championed most famously today by John Finnis.
Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama
1) Robinson argues that contemporary moral philosophy focuses heavily on the investigation and analysis of existing moral intuitions, and that this focus, although useful in some ways, threatens to inhibit or destroy the important deontologica] role that moral philosophy should play in the criminal arena.