moral philosophy


noun

philosophy dealing with the principles of morality; ethics.

Nearby words

  1. moraine,
  2. moral,
  3. moral compass,
  4. moral hazard,
  5. moral majority,
  6. moral re-armament,
  7. moral rearmament,
  8. moral sense,
  9. moral support,
  10. moral theology

Origin of moral philosophy

First recorded in 1600–10

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British Dictionary definitions for moral philosophy

moral philosophy

noun

the branch of philosophy dealing with both argument about the content of morality and meta-ethical discussion of the nature of moral judgment, language, argument, and value
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