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normative ethics

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  • Normative ethics — is the study of ethical action. It is the branch of philosophical ethics that investigates the set of questions that arise when considering how one ought to act, morally speaking. Normative ethics is distinct from meta ethics because it examines… …   Wikipedia

  • normative ethics — ▪ philosophy       that part of moral philosophy, or ethics, concerned with criteria of what is morally right and wrong. It includes the formulation of moral rules that have direct implications for what human actions, institutions, and ways of… …   Universalium

  • normative ethics — noun A branch of ethics concerned with classifying actions as right and wrong, attempting to develop a set of rules governing human conduct, or a set of norms for action …   Wiktionary

  • Normative (disambiguation) — Normative in academic disciplines means relating to an ideal standard or model, and in particular a normative statement (or norm see below) is a statement that affirms how things should or ought to be, that is how to value them. Normative… …   Wikipedia

  • ethics —    Ethics may be defined as the study of morality (though some, such as Bernard Williams, distinguish differently between the two). It is traditionally divided into three areas: (1) meta ethics, concerned with the meaning of moral terms ( good ,… …   Christian Philosophy

  • ethics — /eth iks/, n.pl. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture. 2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics;… …   Universalium

  • Ethics — For other uses, see Ethics (disambiguation). Philosophy …   Wikipedia

  • Normative — For other uses, see Normative (disambiguation). Normative has specialized contextual meanings in several academic disciplines. Generically, it means relating to an ideal standard or model.[1] In practice, it has strong connotations of relating to …   Wikipedia

  • Normative science — A normative science is a form of inquiry, typically involving a community of inquiry and its accumulated body of provisional knowledge, that seeks to discover good ways of achieving recognized aims, ends, goals, objectives, or purposes. The three …   Wikipedia

  • Ethics in religion — Most religions have an ethical component, often derived from purported supernatural revelation or guidance. For many people, ethics is not only tied up with religion, but is completely settled by it. Such people do not need to think too much… …   Wikipedia

  • ethics — n. 1) the branch of philosophy concerned with the content of moral judgments (normative ethics) and their nature (metaethics). See also: consequentialism, Kantian ethics, narrative ethics 2) the principles or rules of conduct accepted within a… …   The new mediacal dictionary


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