Definition of moral philosophy in English:

moral philosophy


  • [mass noun] The branch of philosophy concerned with ethics.

    • ‘Utilitarianism in moral philosophy is the view that morality should be aimed at promoting wellbeing.’
    • ‘Secondly, whichever moral philosophy we adopt - whether altruism or egoism - we cannot criticize the pursuit of monetary income on the market.’
    • ‘One central question of moral philosophy has been to determine what things are intrinsically good for human beings.’
    • ‘Kant's moral philosophy emerges from the amalgamation of the idea of transcendental freedom with that of an imperative of reason.’
    • ‘Hobbes's philosophy was thus the first modern moral philosophy, for it was the first fully to accept the implications of modern natural science.’
    • ‘I think he was right when he wrote that among the primary concerns of moral philosophy in our time is to understand the relation of truth to freedom.’
    • ‘Surely they're old enough to learn about ethics and moral philosophy.’
    • ‘It is moral philosophy that ‘makes philosophers, and purifying their understanding, makes them capable of considering the wonders of nature’.’
    • ‘Either way the technical difference between moral philosophy and ethics is so minimal as to be irrelevant.’
    • ‘Approaching the question from a very different philosophical perspective, that of ethics and moral philosophy, we meet a contrary position.’
    • ‘Any science which helps us to understand and assess morally problematic situations has something to contribute to moral philosophy.’
    • ‘Before leaving moral philosophy, we should consider approaches to autonomy which do not depend directly on Kantian moral philosophy as a framework.’
    • ‘In Kant's enormously influential moral philosophy, autonomy, or freedom from the causal determinism of nature, became prominent in justifying the human use of animals.’


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