moral philosophy

moral philosophy
the philosophical study of moral values and rules
Syn: ↑ethics
Derivationally related forms: ↑ethical (for: ↑ethics), ↑ethicist (for: ↑ethics), ↑ethician (for: ↑ethics)
Members of this Topic: ↑egoism, ↑descriptivism, ↑prescriptivism
Hypernyms: ↑philosophy
Hyponyms: ↑bioethics, ↑casuistry, ↑eudemonism, ↑endaemonism, ↑hedonism

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ˌmoral phiˈlosophy 7 [moral philosophy] noun uncountable
the branch of philosophy concerned with moral principles that control or influence a person's behaviour

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  • Moral philosophy — Moral Mor al, a. [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct.] 1. Relating to duty or obligation; pertaining to those intentions and actions of which right and wrong, virtue and vice, are predicated, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moral philosophy — index ethics Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • moral philosophy — n. ETHICS …   English World dictionary

  • moral philosophy — noun Ethics. The maxims of common life were arranged in some methodical order, and connected together by a few common principles, in the same manner as they had attempted to arrange and connect the phenomena of nature. The science which pretends… …   Wiktionary

  • moral philosophy — philosophy dealing with the principles of morality; ethics. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • moral philosophy — See ethics …   Philosophy dictionary

  • moral philosophy — noun the branch of philosophy concerned with ethics …   English new terms dictionary

  • moral philosophy — mor′al philos′ophy n. pho philosophy dealing with the principles of morality; ethics • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • moral philosophy — /mɒrəl fəˈlɒsəfi/ (say moruhl fuh losuhfee) noun the practical application of ethics. –moral philosopher, noun …  

  • moral philosophy — noun Date: 1606 ethics; also the study of human conduct and values …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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