adjective see metaethics

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • metaethical — See metaethics. * * * …   Universalium

  • metaethical — adjective Of or pertaining to metaethics …   Wiktionary

  • metaethical — meta·ethical …   English syllables

  • metaethical — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at meta + adjective : of or relating to metaethics …   Useful english dictionary

  • metaethics — metaethical, adj. /met euh eth iks, met euh eth /, n. (usually used with a sing. v.) the philosophy of ethics dealing with the meaning of ethical terms, the nature of moral discourse, and the foundations of moral principles. Also, meta ethics.… …   Universalium

  • ethics — /eth iks/, 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture. 2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics;… …   Universalium

  • ETHICS — IN THE BIBLE There is no abstract, comprehensive concept in the Bible which parallels the modern concept of ethics. The term musar designates ethics in later Hebrew, but in the Bible it indicates merely the educational function fulfilled by the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Moral skepticism — denotes a class of metaethical theories all members of which entail that no one has any moral knowledge. Many moral skeptics also make the stronger, modal, claim that moral knowledge is impossible. Moral skepticism is particularly opposed to… …   Wikipedia

  • nature, philosophy of — Introduction       the discipline that investigates substantive issues regarding the actual features of nature as a reality. The discussion here is divided into two parts: the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of biology.       In this… …   Universalium

  • metaethics — noun plural but usually singular in construction Date: 1938 the study of the meanings of ethical terms, the nature of ethical judgments, and the types of ethical arguments • metaethical adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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