Meta-Ethics

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  • Meta-Ethics
    • Naturalism
      • F.H. Bradley
      • absolutists and cognitivists
      • moral judgements are truth claims
      • Theological Naturalists: goodness is linked to the will of God as seen in nature.
      • Hedonic Naturalists: goodness as a fact of pleasure of happiness
    • Intuitionism
      • morality is perceived through intuition
      • good cannot be defined
      • G.E Moore
        • ~We recognise goodness when we see it ~Naturalistic Fallacy: moral statements cannot be defined as either true or false using evidence
      • H.A Pritchard
      • W.D Ross
        • ~Certain types of actions are right (prima facie duties) ~Seven prima facie duties should be followed, if they conflict choose the one we think to be right in the situation
  • Phillipa Foot
    • Naturalism
      • F.H. Bradley
      • absolutists and cognitivists
      • moral judgements are truth claims
      • Theological Naturalists: goodness is linked to the will of God as seen in nature.
      • Hedonic Naturalists: goodness as a fact of pleasure of happiness

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