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Difference between meta ethics and normative ethics
Meta ethics ­ deals with the nature of ethics and moral reasoning. Essentially, it
examines ethical language such as `good', `ought' and `wrong'. In other words,
what do we mean when we call something `good' or `bad'?
Normative ethics ­ is interested in…

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WD Ross argued that moral principles can't be absolute, as they can contradict one another
He said that we have prima facie (at first appearance) duties:
1. keeping promises,
2. making up for harm done,
3. Gratitude
4. justice
5. beneficence
6. selfimprovement
7. nonmaleficence.
Intuition identifies our prima facie…

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We simply express our approval or disapproval, so that to say `lying is wrong' is a
bit like saying `boo to lying'.
Ayer claimed, "in saying a certain type of action is right or wrong, I am not making
any factual statement ... I am merely expressing certain moral sentiments."…


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