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Moral, Social and 1 Moral, Social and Political Philosophy Comparison PHL 215 University of Phoenix Moral, Social and Political Philosophy Comparison
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Moral, Social and 2 Moral, social and political philosophies are all similar in comparison, but there are differences. When I think in a political sense, I naturally think of important leading officials, laws, and anything that pertains to the government and economic issues. In my opinion, moral and social views usually work hand in hand. Morals, in my own words, mean knowing the difference between right or wrong. When used in a social environment, human beings need to differentiate right and wrong in their society. Many philosophers had different theories of moral, social and political philosophies. Discussed will be the comparison and contrast for each, and the most important field of philosophy. Ethics, or moral philosophy, is the philosophical study of moral judgments, (Bruder, 2005). Some of the concepts of moral philosophy, which have been important throughout history, are: skepticism, relativism, subjectivism, egoism, and hedonism. People who believe in ethical skepticism believe that there is not a right or wrong, that moral knowledge is not possible. Cultural relativism is the belief of different moral standards from person to person. Some people may have the same beliefs, but have different standards when dealing with those beliefs. For example, people who are for the death penalty may all agree with it, but some may disagree with how a person is put to death when on death role. Individual relativism is what an individual believes is right or wrong. Subjectivism is both, individual relativism and cultural relativism, which is a culture or an individual thinking something is right or wrong. Egoism is self interest, or
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course PHIL 215 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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