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7) What do you understand by moral realism. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-   Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.

7) What do you understand by moral realism. Discuss.(250 words)


Directive word

Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. We also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write into detail about moral realism- what is the meaning of the term and then discuss in detail about the given philosophy.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about moral realism. E.g The major meta-ethical views are commonly divided into two camps: Moral Realism and Moral Anti-Realism.


Discuss in detail about the meaning and scope of moral realism. E.g Moral Realism (or Moral Objectivism) holds that there are objective moral values, so that evaluative statements are essentially factual claims, which are either true or false, and that their truth or falsity are independent of our beliefs, feelings or other attitudes towards the things being evaluated. It is a cognitivist view in that it holds that ethical sentences express valid propositions and are therefore truth-apt.

Discuss the concept of ethical naturalism and ethical non naturalism. Explain the terms and deliberate upon their scope briefly.

Conclusionsum up your discussion in a few lines and form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.