American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Ethics.
- n. philosophy Ethics.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. the science of duty; the science which treats of the nature and condition of man as a moral being, of the duties which result from his moral relations, and the reasons on which they are founded.
- n. the philosophical study of moral values and rules
“Max Weber, for instance, divided moral philosophy into the ethics of principle, absolutizing ethics (Gesin - nungsethik as he called it — Kant's categorical impera - tive as archetype), and the ethics of accommodation, relativizing ethics (Erfolgsethik — Bentham's utilitarian - ism as archetype).”
“As you say of yourself, I too am an Epicurian. consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greece and Rome have left us.”
“Among its leading professors towards the close were Winter the church historian, Schrank the naturalist, and Johann Michael Sailer, writer on moral philosophy and pedagogy, who later became Bishop of”
“Passaglia fled to Turin, where he held the chair of moral philosophy until his death.”
“The inclusive system of moral philosophy which emerged in and through the great Summae was bipolar.”
“He then went to London, where he was for a time preacher at the Foundling Hospital, and lectured on moral philosophy at the Royal Institution.”
“Sartre's famous example of the uselessness of moral rules to a man in an extreme situation is obvi - ously capable of speaking to many to whom the de - tailed analyses of traditional moral philosophy would be boring or unhelpful.”
“ Dr. von Coelln arrives at the conclusion that "the moral philosophy of the Sadducees was better than that of the Pharisees, because the New Testament does not attack their moral principles, but only their denial of the Resurrection.”
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