moral philosophy

Definitions of moral philosophy
  1. noun
    the philosophical study of moral values and rules
    synonyms: ethics
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    bioethics
    the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences
    casuistry
    moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas
    endaemonism, eudemonism
    an ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason
    hedonism
    an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good
    neuroethics
    the study of ethical implications of treatments for neurological diseases
    probabilism
    a Roman Catholic system of casuistry that when expert opinions differ an actor can follow any solidly probable opinion that he wishes even though some different opinion might be more probable
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    philosophy
    the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
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