meta ethics

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  • Created on: 12-10-16 09:09
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  • Meta-ethics introduction
    • Concerned with
      • Particular moral theories & how these theories can be applied
      • What we mean by morality
      • Covers a variety of epistemological questions
        • What does 'good', 'bad', 'right'', 'wrong' mean?
          • Do concepts exist independently of human feelings?
            • How is it possible to discover whether they do or not?
    • Writers of the gospel
      • Believe it's God-given
        • Theologically scholars are fideists - believe by faith alone
          • Follow the Divine Command theory
    • Empiricists
      • David Hume - truth lies in beliefs that humans have about the natural world
        • verified through observation and experience of nature - ethical naturalism


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