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absolutism

a moral theory where there is only one right answer to every moral issue, regardless of culture or context

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consequentialism

a moral theory where the morality of the act depends on the consequences of the act

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deontology

a moral theory where the morality of the act depends whether the action done accords with moral rules, independent of the consequences

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descriptive statement

a description of a feature of the the world without evaluating it as good or bad

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moral statement

a normative statement with a moral standard

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normative statement

an evaluation of a feature of the world as good or bad, better or worse, relative to some standard or alternative

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objectivism

a class of moral theories where facts independent of particular people's beliefs make moral claims true or false

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relativism

a moral theory where an act is moral is the culture that the act occurs in believe it is moral

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thick term

a statement that is both descriptive and normative

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thin term

a statement that s purely descriptive or purely normative

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tolerance

the disposition to live with some (moral) differences, and pick your battles wisely

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virtue ethics

a moral theory which values flourishing, which is achieved by cultivating a virtuoso character.