KW Meta-Ethics

Meta-ethics
The analysis of ethical language
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Normative ethics
A term used to describe different moral codes of behaviour; rules by which we make moral decisions (e.g. utilitarianism, natural law, kantian ethics, virtue ethics)
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Ethical naturalism/ Ethical cognitivism
A theory that moral values can be derived from sense experience
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Ethical non-naturalism/ Ethical non-cognitivism
A theory that ethical statements cannot be derived from sense experience
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Naturalistic fallacy
The claim that good cannot be defined
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Intuitionism
A theory that moral truths are known by intuition
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Logical positivism
The view that only those things which can be tested are meaningful
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Analytic statements
Statements which are true by definiton
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Synthetic statements
Statements that can be true or false and can be tested using experience or senses
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Emotivism
A theory which says that moral statements are just expressions of feelings
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Prescriptivism
A theory that ethical statements have an intrinsic sense so other people should agree with the statement and follow it
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A term used to describe different moral codes of behaviour; rules by which we make moral decisions (e.g. utilitarianism, natural law, kantian ethics, virtue ethics)

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Normative ethics

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A theory that moral values can be derived from sense experience

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A theory that ethical statements cannot be derived from sense experience

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The claim that good cannot be defined

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