Ethical Theories

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  • ETHICAL THEORIES
    • NORMATIVE (prescriptive)
      • traditional
      • gains answers of whats right and wrong through religious traditions
        • teleological
          • utilitarainism
          • situation ethics
        • deontological
          • absolutism
          • natural moral law
          • based on concept of duty
            • concerned with motivation rather than consequences
            • an action is right if its in agreement with our duties e.g. free speech but not racism
      • study of action
    • DESCRIPTIVE
      • compares and contrasts how different religions have answered questions of morality
        • considered to be based on sociological/ anthropological view point
    • METAETHICS/PHILOSOPHICAL
      • modern
      • what do we mean by good/bad
      • emotivism
      • definism
      • intuitionism

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