meta-ethics

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meta-ethics

n
(Philosophy) (functioning as singular) the philosophical study of questions about the nature of ethical judgment as distinct from questions of normative ethics, for example, whether ethical judgments state facts or express attitudes, whether there are objective standards of morality, and how moral judgments can be justified
ˌmeta-ˈethical adj
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Here, we assess differentiated convergence through the five dimensions of ethics: foundational, hermeneutic, normative, practical, and meta-ethical. (7) The foundational dimension of ethics explores claims about the fundamental character of reality: specifically, the basic character and meaning of human agency before God.
The counter-narrative of 'affinity' does not therefore sufficiently respond to the meta-ethical question of 'place' within the enunciated content (e.g., the place from which ethical statements are derived).
(10) This tripartite decision bundle places warriors in a position that requires meta-ethical principles to guide their application of ethical principles.
Section themes are free will and the naturalized mind, naturalizing ethics and meta-ethical perspectives, and empirical perspectives.
The traditional fact-value dichotomy argues in favour of removing normative claims as unscientific, and Evensen is able to identify such meta-ethical bias in the fracking discourse.
What he discovers is that there are two conflicting background views (narratives, meta-ethical positions, and so forth).
So while an agent-causal philosophy of mind concerns itself with the metaphysical conditions under which an agent initiates action, ethical egoism asks and answers meta-ethical questions about what an agent ought to pursue in order to preserve her own agency qua human.
Topics include the green politics of Alasdair MacIntyre and Vaclav Havel, the politics of global warming, mindfulness as a new commons, territorial claims in a world of limits, the political unrealism of making meta-ethical demands for non-anthropocentrism in environmental ethics, and critique of the biocentric egalitarianism of deep ecology.
These models offer an important contribution as they defend against the accusation that ethical models often fail to take into account the complexity of meta-ethical perspectives, and as a result fail to respond to the complexity involved in ethical decisions.
As a final problem Hallquist's argument appears to entail not just that a DCT is psychopathic but that every substantive meta-ethical theory is psychopathic, including all known secular meta-ethical theories.
We wanted to explore the impact of these different meta-ethical views on actual behavior," said lead researcher Liane Young, assistant professor of psychology at Boston College.