ethics mid term - #1 Explain the following distinctions(a...

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#1 Explain the following distinctions: (a) Explain the distinction between metaethics, Theory of what we mean by right and wrong is there a right and wrong? normative ethics – what we should distinguish is good and bad, right from wrong applied ethics. - applying ethical principles to everyday life (b) Explain the distinction between metaethical relativism - rightness is always with respect to a moral framework. There is nor moral framework over any other moral framework descriptive relativism. - observation about people and how in different places they have different moral rules and its not always shared by everyone (b) Explain the distinction between relativism – morality that is decided on by society moral rules are a convention of a particular culture subjectivism. - moral rules are chosen by the individual #2 In his writings on ethics, Friedrich Nietzsche drew a distinction between a "master morality" and a "slave morality." (a) Describe the qualities that are valued in the master morality. Arises from aristocracy-says yes to life (willpower, domination) (b) Describe the qualities that are valued in the slave morality. Arises from common people- says no to life by denying that excellence and power are good things
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 206 taught by Professor Flier during the Fall '08 term at Niagara University.

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