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moral phi·los·o·phy

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  1. ethics, moral philosophynoun

    the philosophical study of moral values and rules


  1. moral philosophynoun



  1. moral philosophy

    Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that "involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior". The field of ethics, along with aesthetics, concerns matters of value; these fields comprise the branch of philosophy called axiology.Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime. As a field of intellectual inquiry, moral philosophy is related to the fields of moral psychology, descriptive ethics, and value theory. Three major areas of study within ethics recognized today are: Meta-ethics, concerning the theoretical meaning and reference of moral propositions, and how their truth values (if any) can be determined; Normative ethics, concerning the practical means of determining a moral course of action; Applied ethics, concerning what a person is obligated (or permitted) to do in a specific situation or a particular domain of action.


  1. moral philosophy

    Moral philosophy, also known as ethics, is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. It explores questions regarding morality, including the nature of good and evil, the distinction between right and wrong, the essence of justice, and the validity of moral judgment. It often involves issues of value, principles of conduct, and notions of human duty, encompassing diverse doctrines, theories, and arguments from different cultural, religious, and philosophical contexts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moral philosophy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moral philosophy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of moral philosophy in a Sentence

  1. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

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  • 道徳哲学Japanese
  • ទស្សនវិជ្ជាសីលធម៌Khmer
  • моральная философияRussian

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