Ethical definitions – Meta-Ethics

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Ethical definitions – Meta-Ethics

Meta-Ethics – The analysis of ethical language.

 

Normative ethics – A term used to describe different moral codes of behaviour; rules by which we make moral decisions.

 

Realism – the belief that some aspects of reality are ontologically independent of our conceptual schemes, perceptions etc.

 

Anti-realism – Morality doesn’t really exist independent of you but is a matter of opinion.

 

Cognitivism - is the meta-ethical view that ethical sentences express propositions and can therefore be true or false (this always goes with realism). A theory that moral values can be derived from sense

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