Branches of Ethics



·         Descriptive Ethics

·         Normative Ethics

·         Meta-Ethics

·         Applied Ethics

·         Moral, Immoral, Amoral, and Non-moral


Suggested Readings:


Hare, R. M. (1952). Prescriptive language The language of morals (pp. 1-16). Oxford: Clarendon Press.


Hare, R. M. (1952). Description and evaluation The language of morals (pp. 111-126). Oxford: Clarendon Press.


Additional Readings:


McCloskey, H. J. (1969). Introductory: Meta-ethics, normative ethics and morality Meta-ethics and normative ethics (pp. 1-8). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.