August 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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What facts of reality give rise to the concept of morality?
This is a metaethical question. Let's examine one component of the answer by looking more closely at the methods of drawing up morality.
We will survey
Nietzschean master-race ethics
Each mapping approach to ethics takes some thing or other to be primary. What is it for each?
- Do they all yield the same moralities? How are they to be evaluated?
- A case can be made for a fifth approach to drawing up morality: situation ethics. Why is it rejected? More widely, why isn't there a fifth cartographer?
The bonus question to ask, if we finish early, is, can the various ethical systems be classified metaethically on the basis of practicality?