What is Meta-Ethics? What separates Meta-Ethics from other branches of moral philosophy? How should we understand the nature of moral properties, ethical statements, moral judgments and moral reasons? What is moral goodness? Are there any moral facts? If so, what are they and where are they located? Are there objective, absolute moral values or is moral value relative? What are the semantics of moral language? What’s the best way to analyze or define ethical terms such as ‘good’, ‘ought’, and ‘right’. Should we be internalists or externalists about moral reasons? And how do moral attitudes motivate action?
Philosophy 101 Series (Episode 14)
The Philosophy 101 Series is designed to give the beginning philosopher (or non-philosopher) a brief introduction to the basic questions, concerns and methodologies associated with the various branches of philosophical inquiry.