Join to Simply Philosophy online community. Open your mind, post your thoughts, think critically!

virtue ethics

Normative Ethics

There are three areas of study that ethicists engage in: applied ethics, normative ethics and metaethics. In my last post I discussed applied ethics. Normative ethics is the study of what is right and wrong in general. The largest current controversy in normative ethics is how to determine whether a particular act is right or wrong. Consequentialists believe that an act is right if it leads to goo...