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Lecture 11

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Modes Of Reasoning
MODR 1760
Glen Hoffmann

1Modes of ReasoningLecture 13IIntroductionEthical theory is a very important branch of philosophyIt is concerned with the matter of moralityWhat is the nature of moralityWhat are the important moral concepts and how should we define themWhat moral principles should guide our actionsWhich actions are morally right and which are morally wrong2There are two main branches of ethics metaethics and normative ethics1Metaethics a higherlevel examination of ethical questionsAddresses questions about important theoretical concepts in ethics ie about the nature of morality and right and wrong2Normative ethics a lowerlevel examination of ethical questionsIt addresses questions about the moral propriety of actionsWhat norms govern the moral propriety of actionsWhich actions are morally right and which are morally wrong
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