four branches of philosophy
1. metaphysics 2. epistemology 3. logic 4. ethics
asks the question “what’s out there?”, ultimate reality)
how you know what you know, fancy word for knowledge, the question “why”
things that are rational and make sense
ethics comes from the Greek word ______ which means character
what does an effective speaker use?
ethos, pathos and logos
what is the distinction in ethics?
ethics and morality
judgments concerning the right, wrong, good, bad etc. of actions of persons
the philosophical study of the source and nature of right character and conduct
three areas of study in ethics
1. meta-ethics 2. normative ethics 3. applied ethics
what is the source and meaning of moral judgments? emotivism/hurrah-boo or realism; absolutism or relativism; natural law/divine command or evolutionary adaptation
how should we act? consequentialist, deontological, and virtue ethics
ethical theory applied to life situations (bioethics, business ethics, sexual ethics)
why study ethics?
because the most important issue in life concern your moral life and character