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Categorizing Ethical Theories

Categorizing Ethical Theories

Author: Glenn Kuehn
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In this lesson, students define and apply descriptors for ethical theories.

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​ Notes on “Categorizing Ethical Theories”

(00:00 – 00:22) Introduction

(00:23 – 01:06) Content of Tutorial

(01:07 – 01:46) Key Terms

(01:47 – 04:22) Objectivism and Relativism

(04:23 – 06:10) Subjectivism and Conventionalism

(06:11 – 07:20) Example of Objectivist and Relativist Commitments

(07:21 – 07:48) Summary

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Subjectivism

    A relativist approach to ethics that maintains that ethical truths are relative to the individual

  • Conventionalism

    A relativist approach to ethics that maintains that ethical truths are relative to convention, society, or culture

  • Relativism

    An approach to ethics that maintains that there are no universal ethical truths

  • Objectivism

    An approach to ethics that maintains that there are at least some universal ethical truths