meta ethics

metaethics

[met-uh-eth-iks, met-uh-eth-]
noun (usually used with a singular verb)
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.


Origin:
1945–50; meta- + ethics

metaethical, adjective
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