Answering the OCR checklist
- the use of ethical language- how different scholars have understood terms such as 'good', 'bad', 'right', and 'wrong', e.g. Michael Sloat said 'good' and 'bad' should rather be 'admirable' and 'deplorable'
- basic understanding of how meta-ethics differs from normative ethics- normative ethics decide which things are good and bad and gives us a guide to moral behaviour, e.g. Natural Law, Utilitarianism and Kantian, whereas meta-ethics is about normative ethics and tries to make sense of the terms and concepts used
- basic knowledge of emotivism, intuitionism and prescriptivism-
- emotivism- a theory which says that moral statements are just expressions of feelings
- intuitionism- a theory that moral truths are known by intuition
- prescriptivism- a theory that ethical statements have an intrinsic sense so other people should agree with the statement and follow it
1 of 1