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    In metaphilosophy and ethics, meta-ethics is the study of the nature, scope, and meaning of moral judgment.It is one of the three branches of ethics generally studied by philosophers, the others being normative ethics (questions of how one ought to be and act) and applied ethics (practical questions of right behavior in given, usually contentious, situations).

  2. Ethical subjectivism or moral non-objectivism is the meta-ethical view which claims that: Ethical sentences express propositions. Some such propositions are true. The truth or falsity of such propositions is ineliminably dependent on the (actual or hypothetical) attitudes of people.

  3. Ethics. The field of ethics (or moral philosophy) involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Philosophers today usually divide ethical theories into three general subject areas: metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics.

  4. Nov 17, 2010 · For, soon after Analytic philosophers had returned to normative ethics, some of them rejected a prevalent conception of normative ethical theory, and others entirely rejected such theory. The first camp rejects moral theory qua ‘decision procedure for moral reasoning’ (Williams 1981: ix-x) but does not foreclose other types of normative ...

  5. Apr 06, 2015 · META-ETHICS Meta-ethics is an inquiry into the nature of ethics. The prefix meta suggests "aboutness," as, for example, in the word meta-psychology, which is the study of psychology—what it is as a discipline—rather than a study in psychology. Simplifying somewhat, we can say that a meta-inquiry is a study of a study.

  6. Jan 23, 2007 · A theory of moral responsibility inevitably relies on substantive moral theory. Yet there are important metaethical issues bound up in giving an account of moral responsibility. They emerge most sharply as one considers the nature and significance of free will.

  7. Dec 23, 2016 · However, such a cautious (and critical) ethical “naturalism,”—in conjunction with ontological realism, epistemic relativism, and judgmental rationality—opens up values for empirical and ontological investigation, and perhaps even situates sociology as a uniquely positioned discipline when it comes to the questions of values, politics ...

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