Definition of moral philosophy in English:

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moral philosophy

Pronunciation: /ˌmôrəl fəˈläsəfē/


The branch of philosophy concerned with ethics.
Example sentences
  • It is moral philosophy that ‘makes philosophers, and purifying their understanding, makes them capable of considering the wonders of nature’.
  • In Kant's enormously influential moral philosophy, autonomy, or freedom from the causal determinism of nature, became prominent in justifying the human use of animals.
  • Kant's moral philosophy emerges from the amalgamation of the idea of transcendental freedom with that of an imperative of reason.

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Syllabification: mor·al phi·los·o·phy

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