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Descriptive ethics
also called Comparative Ethics

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  1. contrasts with prescriptive or normative ethics, which is the study of ethical theories that prescribe how people ought to act, and with meta-ethics, which is the study of what ethical terms and theories actually refer to

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  2. often used in arguments that are intended to support moral relativism (a meta-ethical theory about the nature of right and wrong)

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  3. The following examples of questions that might be considered in each field illustrate the differences between the fields

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  4. is the study of people's beliefs about morality

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  5. a form of empirical research into the attitudes of individuals or groups of people

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  6. Lawrence Kohlberg is one example of a psychologist working on descriptive ethics

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