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Philippa Foot


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Aristotelian ethical theory
Aristotle first used the term "ethics" to name a suit of study developed by his predecessors Socrates and Plato. Philosophical ethics is the attempt to offer a rational response to the question of how humans should best live. Aristotle regarded ethics and politics as to related but separate fields of study, since ethicz examines the good of tje individual, while politics examines the good of the city-state.
Modern deontological
Deonyology (or deontological ethics) is an approach to rightness or wrongnesses of actions themselves as oppose to the rightness or wrong this of the consequences of these actions or to the character and habits of the act.
Utilitarian ethics
A system of ethics according to which the rightness or wrongness of an action should be judged by its consequences. The goal of utilitarian ethics is to promote the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
Normative ethics
The study of ethical action. It is the branch of philosophical ethics that investigates the set of questions that arise when considering his one ought to act, morally speaking
Analytic philosophy
A method of approaching philosophical problems through analysis of the terms in which they are expressed associated with Anglo American philosophy of the early 20th century.
The doctoring that the morality of an action is to be judged solely by its consequences
Is the meta-ethical view that ethical sentences do not express propositions (I.e. Statements) and thus cannot be true or false (they are not truth-apt).