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The love of wisdom; the study of the big question about being , beauty, knowledge and right and wrong as well as the foundational principles of other disiplines
branch of ethics that explains meaning and logical structure of moral beliefs;explains what ethics is and whether or not we can do ethics
branch of ethics that describes people's ethicl behavior, language, and experiences without making normative judgements about it. a part of phychology or sociology rather than philosophy;not studies in PHI220
branch of ethics that studies the theories that explain the difference betwen right and wrong
branch of ethics that applies normative theories to specific issues such as abortion, euthanasia, punishment, war etc.
smaller branches of philosophy that provide foundational principles of other disiplines, eg; the philosophy of music, law, or math
value that an object possesses only because of it's relationships to other things;eg having a tooth drilled is valuable because it leads to better health
value of an object possesses in itself, without reference to other objects; eg.happiness is valued in itself, not because we think it will lead to other things
preeminence of reason
an assumption that ethicists make; it says that although people use a variety of tools to approach the world reason is to be privleged over other tools
an assuption that ethicists make; it says that ethicists are looking for universally applicable principles, not just principles that work in individual situations
principle of impartiality
an assumption that ethicists make; it says that everyone must be considered equal
dominance of moral norms
an assumption that ethicists make; it says that moral norms supersede other norms
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