Ethics

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Metaethics
Ethics which talks about the nature of ethics and moral reasoning. Discussions about whether ethics is relative and whether we always act from self interest are examples of these discussions
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Normative
Ethics which is interested in determining the content of our moral behaviour. These theories seek to provide action guides; procedures for asking the practical question "what ought I do?"
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Applied
Ethics which attempts to deal with specific realms of human action and to craft criteria for discussing issues that might arise within those realms
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Descriptive
Ethics (also known as comparative ethics) which is the empirical study of peoples beliefs about morality
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Consequentialism
Deals with theories that indicate that the consequence of an action dictate the judgement about that action, i.e. a morally correct action produces good consequences
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Deontology
Non-consequentialism: Claims an action can be right even if bad consequences result (do unto others as they would have done to them). Outcome is secondary, motive is important
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Virtue
Ethics which is person-based: examines the moral character of the person carrying out the action. How does the decision fit in with what a good character would decide?C
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Care
Ethics which concentrates on the responses made within the context of a given situation. Emphasis on nurturing. Respect the thoughts and feelings of all concerned
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Medical
Ethics which deals with autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice
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