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moral philosophy

n.
Ethics.

moral philosophy

n
(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

mor′al philos′ophy


n.
philosophy dealing with the principles of morality; ethics.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moral philosophy - the philosophical study of moral values and rules
egoism - (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
bioethics - the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences
casuistry - moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas
endaemonism, eudemonism - an ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason
hedonism - an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good
descriptivism - (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value
prescriptivism - (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior
Translations

moral philosophy

nfilosofia morale
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Dismissing the subject of his downfall with these reflections, which were no doubt very profound, and are indeed not altogether unknown in certain systems of moral philosophy, Mr Swiveller shook off his despondency and assumed the cheerful ease of an irresponsible clerk.
But at the holiday's apogee, during the recitation of the haunting Unetaneh Tokef, he would experience an unnerving moment of deja vufor its central message is precisely that of his own moral philosophy.
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This textbook for an online course examines a range of first encounters with philosophical issues, including epistemology, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of the mind, moral philosophy, metaphysics, evaluating relative or emotional value, believing (or not) what you hear, assessing scientific theories, time travel and metaphysics, understanding knowledge, and making use of morality.
M Anscombe's Modern Moral Philosophy that appeared in January 1958 in Philosophy and Philippa Foot's Moral Beliefs that was presented in December 1958 at a meeting of the Aristotelian Society and was published next year in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society.
While there were occasional lectures on philosophical subjects, at the beginning of the seventeenth century, neither of the two English universities had chairs in the philosophical disciplines of natural philosophy, moral philosophy, metaphysics, or logic, and the discipline was initially only studied as part of the arts course.
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Lee examines the relationship between Augustine and Petrarch by way of different themes: Petrarch's approach to literary imitation; the place of Augustine in the Secretum regarding reason, will, and the meditatio mortis; Augustine's influence regarding the themes of the virtuous life and friendship as found in Petrarch's De otio religioso, De vita solitaria, and the De remediis utriusque fortune; and finally the connection between Augustine's De doctrina Christiana and Petrarch's conception of eloquence and moral philosophy.
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Indeed, to the extent that morality is viewed as being informed by, influenced by, or, more to the point, infected by historical faith-friendly traditions, such moral philosophy is carefully avoided within the cacophony of contemporary ethical discourse.