Normative ethics, that branch of moral philosophy, or ethics, concerned with criteria of what is right and wrong. It includes the formulation of moral rules that have implications for what human actions, institutions, and ways of life should be like. It is usually contrasted with theoretical ethics and applied ethics.
Descriptive ethics is also known as comparative ethics . Typical questions: . Descriptive ethics: What do people think is right? Meta-ethics: What does "right" even mean? Normative (prescriptive) ethics: How should people act? Applied ethics: How do we take moral knowledge and put it into practice?
Descriptive ethics describes the behavior of human beings, their beliefs, and their values. Also, this kind of approach tries to nd answers.