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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
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moral philosophy

nfilosofia morale
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