moral philosophy

Definitions of moral philosophy
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n 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
Type of:
philosophy
the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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